Hong Kong actor and singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing reportedly leapt to his death from a Hong Kong hotel on Tuesday. He was 46.
According to Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK, Cheung jumped from the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Central district of Hong Kong Island in the early evening. He was certified dead after arriving at the Queen Mary Hospital. Police said that a suicide note was found on the body.
One of Asia's most popular Canto-pop performers, Cheung also had a distinguished acting career with film credits including Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine and three films directed by Wong Kar Wai - Ashes Of Time, Happy Together and Days Of Being Wild.
He first came to notice as an actor in 1986 when he starred opposite Chow Yun-Fat in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow.