Golden Bell-winning actor Wang Jui dies at 85

06/01/2016 11:11 PM

Taipei, June 1 (CNA) Award-winning Taiwanese actor Wang Jui (王瑞) died at the age of 85 in Taipei on Wednesday of heart and lung failure.

Wang was hospitalized in May this year because of discomfort. He was later diagnosed with lung cancer.

"My dear godfather, rest in peace," Wang Chih-cheng (王志錚), deputy director of the Ministry of Culture's Department of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, wrote in a Facebook post that day.

Wang Jui, whose birth name was Wang Hsi-jui (王錫瑞), was active as a film and TV actor in Taiwan from the 1970s to the 1990s. Throughout his career, he had won several Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan's equivalent of the Emmys.

In 1991, he won the Golden Bell best actor award for his performance in the TV drama "Xian Yu Fan Shen" (鹹魚翻身). In 1997, he grabbed the Golden Bell best supporting actor award for the drama "Meng Tu" (夢土).

He also captured the Golden Bell best mini-series actor award in 2014 for his role in "My Old Boy" (只想比你多活一天) as an aging father who looks after his sick son.

(By Wu Wan-ting and Christie Chen) ENDITEM/sc

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