News of veteran Taiwanese actor Lung Shao-Hua’s passing on September 14 sent shockwaves across showbiz. The 68-year-old made his debut at the age of 26 in 1979 and was in the industry for 42 years before this tragic death.
The actor, who is known for his straightforward personality, was also nominated multiple times for various acting accolades at both the Golden Bell and the Golden Horse Awards.
He won his first Golden Bell Award for Best Actor in 2013, two years after he infamously described the awards show as “a piece of s***”.
That year, both Shao-Hua and Taiwanese-American singer Wilber Pan, who was 31 then, were nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film.
At that time, Shao-Hua was considered the frontrunner for the award. However, the award eventually went to Wilber. You know, kind of like how Joanne Peh beat Jeanette Aw to the Best Actress award at the 2009 Star Awards?
But of course, the backlash and subsequent media furore was way, way, bigger.