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Leslie Cheung’s Boyfriend Still Misses Him 16 Years After The Hongkong Superstar’s Death

The much-loved screen legend would have been 62 this year.

Sixteen years ago today (April 1), Leslie Cheung committed suicide by leaping off the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental in Hongkong. The death of the singer-actor, who was one of the biggest stars in Asia — on April Fools' Day, no less — sent shockwaves across the world, leaving his many, many fans devastated. His passing also shed light on how prevalent depression is in showbiz, and how the scary disease affects everyone, even beloved stars who seem to have it all.

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