Kathy Chow Hoi-mei (6 December 1966 – 11 December 2023), also known as Kathy Chau Hoi-mei[note 1], was a famous Hong Kong singer and actress. She was best known for her lead parts in Hong Kong TVB shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s, like “The Breaking Point” and “Time Before Time.”
Her fame rose in Asia after she played Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese version of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.
What was Kathy Chow Illness?
Kathy Chow, a Hong Kong actress, sadly passed away on December 11 at her home in Beijing. Initially, there was confusion about the cause of her death. Her management agency and family said it was due to an illness, but people were curious about what exactly happened.
Now, Kathy Chow’s sister has shared on social media that after looking at video footage and medical exams, the authorities found that she had heart disease, and that’s what led to her passing. She asked everyone to stop speculating and to remember Kathy with respect.
Renowned Hong Kong actress Kathy Chow, who served as the CCP’s vaccination ambassador has Died Suddenly.
The revelation of her medical records during her hospitalization revealed that she died of cardiac arrest.
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“We hope people will not spread further speculations about the deceased’s cause of death as an act of respect,” she wrote.
She warned people about fake charity funds pretending to be in Chow’s name and asked everyone to be careful of scams. She also requested that people stop filming near Chow’s house in Beijing because it bothers her family.
Chow’s sister mentioned that Chow’s pets have a new home with a friend of the actress, and Chow’s mother, who inherits her things, wants to keep doing the charity work Chow used to do.
The person in charge of an orphanage in Beijing talked about how Chow had been helping them for a long time. She gave them money, visited, gave toys and warm clothes to the kids, and helped them with their education.
Chow will be cremated in China, and her ashes will be sent back to Hong Kong. She was born in 1966 and became famous for her roles in TVB drama series. One of her most famous roles was as Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 TV version of the book “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber” by Jin Yong.
Kathy Chow Early Life and Career
Kathy Chow was born on December 6, 1966, in Hong Kong. She was Manchu and came from the Gūwalgiya clan of the Bordered White Banner. Chow took part in the 1985 Miss Hong Kong event. She did a lot of modeling and acting in Hong Kong TVB shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1998, Chow changed jobs and now works for ATV. At this point in time, she would sometimes be in Hong Kong movies and on award shows. Kathy only worked for ATV until 2001. After that, she went to Beijing to look for new job opportunities.
Chow went back to TVB in March 2008 and joined the action show E.U., which was the follow up to The Academy and On the First Beat. She did act in a few TVB shows in her later years, but her main focus was still on shows from mainland China.
A sick person killed Kathy Chow in Beijing on December 11, 2023. She was 57 years old. Tin Kai-man, an artist friend of Chow’s, revealed that she had been sick with lupus for a long time after she died. Some people also said that Chow had lupus more than once during her career.
She said that all of these rumors were false and that she only had thrombocytopenia for which no cause was known. Kathy’s sister said in a statement on December 27, 2023, that the real cause of death was a sudden heart attack.
There was proof of this from coroners. It was also said in the statement that all of her pets had already been adopted by animal fans in Beijing. Both the funeral parade and the grave site would be kept secret, but her ashes and the grave site would both be in Hong Kong.
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