Actor Kenneth Tsang found dead in hotel room

Fox News reports that actor Kenneth Tsang was found dead in his hotel room in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday. 

At the hotel, Tsang, who is reported to have been either 86 or 87 years of age, was undergoing a seven-day coronavirus-related quarantine. The quarantine was required after Tsang’s recent trip to Singapore.

Tsang had been at the hotel since Monday. He was found dead by the hotel’s staff on Wednesday.

The question that has yet to be answered is why Tsang died. According to local outlets, Tsang, even though he was undergoing a quarantine, had tested negative for the coronavirus. It is also reported that he had no underlying medical conditions.

Remembering Tsang

Tsang took an unusual path to Hollywood. Born in Shanghai, China, Tsang would end up going to the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained a degree in architecture. From there, though, he went on to act.

Tsang began acting in 1955. His acting career would span many decades, and he would play roles in a large number of movies. In 1969, for example, he had over 20 acting credits.

Most, though, will know Tsang for his more recent roles. Two of Tsang’s best-known acting roles are in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day and in the 2001 film Rush Hour. Tsang also played roles in John Woo’s 1989 film The Killer as well as the 1998 film Replacement Killers. 

According to IMDb, Tsang, during the span of his career, earned almost 240 acting credits. These include both film and television productions. A glance through the page shows that Tsang played a role in a large number of martial arts and detective-type movies.

Tsang was married three times during his life, and from those three marriages, he had two children: a son with his first wife, Lan Di, and a daughter with his second wife, Barbara Tang.

Background

Hong Kong is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. There has been an outbreak of the omicron variant of the illness.

The Chinese government has responded to the situation by imposing harsh coronavirus restrictions.

These restrictions include a quarantine for all inbound travelers. The quarantine can be for as long as two weeks.

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