Statue Of Godfrey Gao Playing Basketball Unveiled On What Would Have Been His 38th Birthday
Three years on, Godfrey's family have unveiled a statue made in his likeness on what would have been his 38th birthday (Sep 22).
The statue, which shows the late star looking suave in a suit and playing basketball, his favourite sport, can be found at Jin Bao Shan memorial ground, the place where Godfrey was laid to rest.
After two years of meetings as well as the actual design and building of the statue, it was finally completed this month. It's said that the process could have been faster if not for Covid.
Blackie Chen was also there and he gave a speech on behalf of all the late star's friends.
In Godfrey’s dad's speech, he recalled several anecdotes from the different stages of his late son's life. He spoke about Godfrey's gentle and caring nature, his kindness as well as his strong sense of responsibility. He then ended his speech by thanking Godfrey for everything he had done.
At the end of the ceremony, all guests laid a white rose at the foot of the statue to show just how much they missed the late actor.