Kathy Chow Hoi-mei, a singer and actress from Hong Kong who was best known for her leading roles in TVB shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away on December 11, 2023. Her fans from Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong were deeply saddened to hear this devastating news. Read on to know more about her death in detail.
Kathy Chow Hoi-mei passed away:
Kathy Chow, a Hong Kong actress, died on November 11, 2023, at the age of 57. Her studio verified the news this evening and released the following statement:
“Sister Haimei left us on December 11, 2023, due to ineffective treatment of illness. May there be no disease in heaven, and may we meet again in the next life!”
Verifying the sad information that briefly went viral, her In addition, her shared her sadness, saying, “Dear Hai Mei, I hope you will continue to be happy in another world and that your family will be proud of you.”
Who was Kathy Chow?
Kathy, also known as Chow Hoi Mei, was a well-known actress and singer from Hong Kong. She participated in the Miss Hong Kong pageant in the past, actively modeling, and gained recognition for her leading roles in TVB shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including Time Before Time and The Breaking Point.
After starring as Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese adaptation of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, she achieved her pinnacle of popularity in Asia.
Born into the Gūwalgiya clan of the Bordered White Banner, she was of Manchu ethnicity. In 1998, she began working for ATV.
She occasionally starred in Hong Kong films and made appearances in award shows during this time. Kathy worked for ATV exclusively until 2001, at which point she moved to Beijing in search of new professional opportunities.
After some time, Chow joined TVB’s action series E.U., the follow-up to The Academy and On the First Beat, in March 2008. She has appeared in a few TVB series in recent years, but her main focus remains on mainland Chinese productions.
Drama and films:
Chow was famous for her pixie-faced looks and girl-next-door appeal. Some of her famous dramas includes:
Count Your Lucky Star, Heavenly Sword And Dragon Slaying Sabre, The Empress Of China, The Legend of Condor Heroes 2008, and she was most known for her role as the Heavenly Empress in Ashes of Love.
Her other dramas are:
As Flowers Fade And Fly Across The Sky, Xuan-Yuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han, The Cage of Love (ZJTV), The Empress of China, Sniper Standoff, Wang Yang Ming, In The Chamber Of Bliss, E.U. (Emergency Unit) etc.
Kathy Chow cause of death:
Kathy Chow died of lupus erythematosus on December 11, 2023, at the age of 57. Lupus is an inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues.
Lupus (SLE) can cause inflammation of the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
The sudden passing of Kathy Chow, a beloved character in dramas and films from Taiwan and Hong Kong, would have had an immense impact on both her fans and the entertainment industry.
Tributes to Kathy Chow:
RIP: Kathy Chow (Hoi-Mei), who acted in movies like “The Truth” <法內情> and “Beast Cops” <野獸刑警> as well as TVB’s “The Breaking Point” <今生無悔> died at the age of 57.
Wayne Devilz wrote,
Rest In Peace Nushen Kathy Chow . Life is unpredictable , if you love someone please just tell them , appreciate your loved one , family and friend~
I realise I literally growing up watching her Hong Kong dramas
Dudu Luo posted,
RIP Kathy Chow. Her fight scene with Luo Yunxi in #AshesOfLove will always remain epic.
So the rumour is true after all…. #KathyChow RIP May there be no sickness & unhappiness in heaven
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