Tuesday, November 8, 2011

R.I.P. Ricky Hui (1946-2011)


It's usually cool to be a fan of more than one pop culture. The benefits of having cross cultural fandom is being able to enjoy movies, music, and at the basis, culture in more than one language and perspective. Then there are times when it's tough. Twice the happiness, twice the sadness. With the passing of Joe Frazier and Ricky Hui (許冠英), it's a rough week already and it's only Tuesday! Ricky Hui passed away at age 65 on November 8, 2011 from a heart attack. Ricky is the middle of the Hui Brothers, Michael Hui (許冠文) being the oldest brother and Sam Hui (許冠傑) being the youngest. All three brothers changed the face of Hong Kong pop culture in the 70's and 80's using their talents as prolific writers, musicians and starred in a bunch of movies. Ricky was not in the media spot light as much as Michael and Sam. He said that he was very shy and that is the reason why he doesn't do more movies and sing as much as his other brothers. You might remember him in Jackie Chan's(成龍) Project A (A 計劃續集). It didn't matter if he had a small role or a fleeting cameo, Ricky Hui was a lot of fun to watch and he made a lasting impression in Chinese Cinema and enriched Chinese Pop Culture. 多謝許冠英!

More Ricky Hui videos after the "JUMP!"


  1. Thanks for sharing DarKScoRpioN. I didn't know they had another brother.

  2. Thanks for posting this. Ricky Hui will be missed by his fans the world over.

    You can read my review in his honor here if you care to.

    Rest in peace, Ricky Hui.