Kenneth Tsang was best known for his action roles in the James Bond film “Die Another Day” in 2002, John Woo’s “The Killer” in 1989, “Rush Hour 2” in 2001 starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and “The Replacement Killers” in 1998 starring Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino. The veteran Hong Kong actor had been quarantined for seven days after returning from Singapore when staff discovered him collapsed on the floor of his hotel room.
Tsang had been quarantined for seven days after returning from Singapore on Monday, and staff discovered him collapsed on the floor of his hotel room on Wednesday, according to the South China Morning Post and other media. Tsang was 87 years old, according to the South China Morning Post, but other sources said he was 86.
There was no mention of a cause of death, and the paper stated that he had tested negative for the virus and had no underlying medical conditions. Tsang had 237 acting credits in total, mostly in Hong Kong film and television productions, particularly in detective and martial arts films, according to his IMDb page.
Tsang, who was born in Shanghai, began acting after earning an architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and made his debut in 1955. He was credited in over 20 films in 1969 alone, and he continued to work until his death.
Tsang married three times and had two children: a son with his first wife, Lan Di, and a daughter with his second wife, Barbara Tang. Hong Kong is dealing with a new outbreak of the highly transmissible omicron variant and has ordered that all inbound travelers be quarantined for up to 14 days. RIP.