Leslie Cheung was a celebrated Hong Kong pop singer and actor, who throughout his career released a number of hugely successful albums, including 1987'sSummer Romance and 1995's Most Beloved. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the Cantopop industry. As an actor, he starred in several successful films such as 1991's Days of Being Wild and 1994's He's a Woman, She's a Man.
Throughout his career, he won numerous music and film awards, including two Hong Kong Film Awards and thirteen RTHK Top 10 Gold Song Awards.
In 1990, he officially became a citizen of Canada.
In a 2001 interview with Time magazine, he revealed for the first time that he was bisexual. The confession made him the first entertainer from Hong Kong to admit to being bisexual.
He committed suicide in 2003 by leaping from the 24th floor of a hotel building in Hong Kong Island. According to the suicide note he left behind, he was suffering from severe depression.
was a famous Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, and director,
who was born on
September 12, 1956. As a person born on this date, Leslie Cheung is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 12) and the 39th most popular for the year (1956).
People born on September 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Leslie Cheung is the 349th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Leslie Cheung's birthday, Leslie Cheung ranks 28th in famous people born in Hong Kong.
In general, Leslie Cheung ranks as the 4083rd
most popular famous person of all time.
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