It’s not an easy time for Chow Yun Fat, who laid his mother to rest just two days after his Project Gutenberg co-star Aaron Kwok said his final goodbyes to his own mum. But life goes on for the 64-year-old screen legend, who is affectionately known as 'Fat Gor' or 'Big Brother Fat'.

According to Hongkong media reports, Fat Gor’s mum, Chan Lai Fong, passed away in her sleep on February 13 at the ripe old age of 98. His wife Jasmine Tan confirmed that a simple funeral was held on the morning of March 7 with only close relatives in attendance. The low-profile affair was in line with Fat Gor’s low-key nature and his mother’s wishes, as well as prevention measures against the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Fat Gor's mother was then cremated, and her remains will be sent to their family home on Lamma Island.

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