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Remembering Leslie Cheung: How his cultural legacy lives on 20 years after death

SCMP, 01 Apr 2023
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The Post remembers the iconic Cantopop and movie star Leslie Cheung 20 years after his death. Affectionately known to Hongkongers as “gor gor”, or big brother in Cantonese, Cheung was a trailblazer in Hong Kong pop culture and gender expression. The artist helped push Cantopop to new heights, starred in dozens of films and openly embraced his bisexuality. Two decades after his suicide at the age of 46 in 2003, he is still acknowledged as a queer fashion icon.

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