The South China Morning Post is reporting that legendary Shaw Brothers entertainment mogul Sir Run Run Shaw has died! Sir Shaw was 106 years old. Enough cannot be written about Sir Run Run Shaw’s contribution to Asian Cinema and the elevation of Hong Kong Cinema as one of the elite cinematic treasures of the world. Shaw Brothers studios wu xia pian and kung fu pian have influenced pop culture throughout the world. Under the direction of Sir Run Run, Shaw Brothers studios gave us such stars as Alexander Fu Sheng, Ti Lung, David Chiang, Chen Kuan Tai, Lo Meng, Phillip Kwok Choy, Danny Lee and countless others as well as legendary directors such as Chang Cheh, Lau Kar Leung, Chor Yuen, Tang Chia,just to name a few.
The Film Fan Dojo would like to express our condolences to the Shaw family, the Hong Kong film industry, and to the world for the loss of a visionary man! We would also like to express our gratitude to Sir Run Run Shaw for producing the films we love so much and giving opportunities to the actors and actresses we have come to admire and love.
RIP Sir Run Run Shaw and thanks for your vision, courage, and energy!!! We will never forget you!!!!!!