Run Run Shaw

  • Born: (Ningbo, Zhejiang, Qing China)
  • Died: (Kowloon, Hong Kong, China) (age 106)

Sir Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫, pinyin Shào Yìfū) (born: Shao Renleng (邵仁楞)), also known as Shao Yifu and Siu Yat-fu, was a Hong Kong entertainment mogul and philanthropist. He was one of the most influential figures in the Asian entertainment industry. He founded the Shaw Brothers Studio, one of the largest film production companies in Hong Kong, and TVB, the dominant television company in Hong Kong.

He died at his residence on 7 January 2014, aged 106. The family did not give the cause of the death.

His body was transferred from the United Christian Hospital to the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point on 10 January 2014. Many local leaders attended the funeral that day, including former Chief Executives Tung Chee-wah and Donald Tsang. Shaw's remains were brought to the Cape Collinson Crematorium in Chai Wan later the same day. PRC President Xi Jinping, former Premier Wen Jiabao and National People's Congress Chairman Zhang Dejiang sent messages of respect.

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