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Award-winning superstar Andy Lau becomes a dad

2012/05/10 15:45:03

Hong Kong, May 10 (CNA) Famous actor and pop singer Andy Lau has become a father as his wife gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, according to Hong Kong media reports.

Lau's wife Carol Chu, 46, delivered their first child at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, major Hong Kong media outlets reported Thursday.

The baby girl weighed just over 6 pounds (2.72 kilograms), the reports said.

Lau has taken time off his work to be with his Malaysian wife, a former beauty queen, according to the reports.

Lau, 50, has not officially released any statements about the birth of his first child, but the news has spread across Hong Kong and China. Many of Lau's fans have sent congratulatory messages to the couple via Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

With nearly three decades of experience in the Hong Kong entertainment world, Lau has emerged as one of the most popular superstars in the film, TV and music industries.

He has won many entertainment awards in Taiwan and Hong Kong, including two Golden Horse best actor awards -- Taiwan's equivalent of the Oscars.

In recent years, Lau has turned his attention to film production. One of his productions, "A Simple Life" in which he plays the lead role, has been praised by film critics and has scored success at the box office.

(By Stanley Cheung and Sofia Wu)
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