Kathy Chow Obituary – Hong Kong actress and singer Kathy Chow Hoi-mei, known for her prominent roles in TVB series during the late 1980s to 1990s, passed away on 11th December after unsuccessful medical treatment. The news was confirmed by her studio this evening. Earlier, many of the staff members working for her refuted rumours of her passing despite widespread speculation.
Yesterday, news of her alleged death shocked audiences in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, further fueled by the silence of her staff who declined to comment on the matter. However, in the early hours of today, mainland Chinese renowned screenwriter Tan Fei stepped forward to dispel the rumours, stating, “Kathy Chow is alive, and I urge everyone not to spread false information.” A former TVB political reporter also debunked the rumours online, affirming that Kathy Chow was still undergoing treatment and remained in a coma at the hospital. Additionally, the initial source who reported her alleged passing has since deleted the post.
Kathy Chow Hoi-mei was born on 6th December 1966, in Hong Kong. She gained widespread recognition for her leading roles in TVB series, including “The Breaking Point” and “Time Before Time,” during the late 1980s to 1990s. Her popularity reached its peak across Asia after her portrayal of Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese adaptation of “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.” Descending from the Gūwalgiya clan of the Bordered White Banner, she belongs to the ethnic Manchu group.
Having participated in the Miss Hong Kong pageant, Kathy Chow ventured into modelling and acting in TV series during the late 1980s and 1990s. She later joined ATV in 1998, making occasional appearances in Hong Kong films and award shows. In pursuit of new opportunities, Kathy Chow left ATV in 2001 and relocated to Beijing. After a hiatus, she returned to TVB in March 2008 and signed on to the action drama “E.U.,” a sequel to “The Academy” and “On the First Beat.” While she has occasionally starred in a few TVB series in recent years, her focus primarily lies in mainland China’s productions.