Kenneth Tsang, a veteran Hong Kong screen player who worked for over 50 years, was discovered dead Wednesday at a hotel in Hong Kong, where he was quarantined for COVID-19. He was 86.
According to a local government source, the actor was quarantined at a hotel in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui district after returning from a trip to Singapore. Tsang was discovered unconscious in his hotel room after knocking on his door by health care workers went unanswered. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Tsang had tested negative for COVID on Tuesday.
Tsang's screen career began when he was 17 years old, including appearances in The Feud (1955) and Who Isn't Romantic? (1956) By the 1960s, he was a regular leading actor, appearing in several detective films and classic kung fu films. Later, he made his Hollywood debut in Chow Tun-fat's The Replacement Killers (1991) and the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), along with many other Hong Kong and US films.
Hong Kong currently requires that every foreigner undergoes a 10-day quarantine at a designated hotel at their own expense. On Wednesday, the city reported 430 additional Covid-19 infections, up 83 from the day before, with eight fatalities reported.