Anita Mui Yim-Fong, an icon of the
Mui, who had a career that spanned twodecades, reached the top of both the music and film industries and came to beregarded as a national treasure. She drew plaudits from across the industry, tothe top of government.
Mui starred in a string of localincluding hits A Better Tomorrow 3, The Heroic Trio,
She had been cast to appear in Zhang Yimou's
She was characteristically busy and outwardly optimistic until the last -appearing in public as recently as a fortnight ago. Inwardly, however, she wasprobably more realistic and in the last weeks she gathered together many of hershowbiz friends for private farewells. Her death was announced by Jackie Chan.