HK media mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 107 Published: 2014-1-7 16:07:00

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HK entertainment mogul Shaw dies
Hong Kong media mogul and philanthropist Run Run Shaw passed away at the age of 107 on Tuesday morning, according to local media.

Run Run Shaw remembered for charity
Tributes have poured in from all over the world for the late Hong Kong media tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw, who passed away early Tuesday morning.

          Shaw's Profile


On Film Industry

Veteran Hong Kong actor, TV host and filmmaker Eric Tsang said Shaw was the one man who had made the biggest contributions to the Hong Kong film industry.

On Education
He financed more than 6,000 projects and schools across Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Many universities have buildings named after him. By 2012, he had donated a total of HK$4.75 billion to mainland education, China News Service reported.

On Academics
Shaw set up an international award, the Shaw Prize, for scientists across three areas of research, namely astronomy, mathematics, and life and medical science.

Other Charities
He also respectively donated HK$100 million for disaster reliefs after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Ya'an earthquake in 2013, according to Chengdu Business Daily.


In year 1974
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), making him the first one in the Hong Kong entertainment industry to receive the honor.

In year 1977
He received a knighthood.

In year 1988
He received the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

In year 2008
Sir Run Run Shaw was honored with a lifetime honorary award from the China Charity Awards, China's top official awards for the field.

In year 2013
Sir Shaw received the BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema.

          Shaw's Personal Life

Shaw had four children with his first wife Wong Mei Chun, whom he married in 1937. Wong died at age 85 in 1987, and Shaw Studios stopped filming in the same year. Ten years later, in 1997, Shaw remarried, taking Mona Fong Yat-wa as his bride in Las Vegas, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


GT editorial
Shaw's legacy embodies Chinese spirit
Shaw's life of struggle is also legendary. His successful career was made after going through half a century's social turbulence.

          About TVB

Established in 1967, TVB is the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. Now its major activities include television broadcasting, program production, among others. The group currently has a workforce of about 4,500, and is one of the largest producers of Chinese language programming in the world.

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