Renowned Hong Kong actress and comedian Lydia Sum Tin-ha died of liver cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital early this morning. She was 60.
In September, Sum, fondly known as Fei Fei, was admitted to hospital for a cholelithotomy to have 32 gallstones extracted. Then, she was diagnosed with cancer of the liver and gallbladder.
Hong Kong actress Lydia Shum (file photo: CRI)
Doctors at the hospital removed a 2.7-kilogram tumor after an eight-hour long operation and, since then, she has been in and out of hospital many times.
Sum leaves behind her 20-year-old daughter Joyce Cheng Yan-yee.
(Shanghai Daily February 19, 2008)