Fong Fei-fei

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Fong Fei-Fei
Born
Lim Chiu-Luan

(1953-08-20)20 August 1953
Died3 January 2012(2012-01-03) (aged 58)
Burial placeFo Guang Shan Bao Ta Temple, Dashu District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
NationalityTaiwanese
Occupationsinger, host, actress
Years active1972–2010
Spouse(s)
Zhao Hongqi
(m. 1980; died 2009)
ChildrenZhao Wen Lin (son)
FamilyLim Yu-Nung (brother)
Lim Hung-Ming (brother)
Fong Fei-yang (brother)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鳯飛飛
Simplified Chinese凤飞飞
Musical career
Also known asQueen of Hats
GenresCantopop
Mandopop
Folk
Websitewww.fongfeifei.com.tw

Fong Fei-Fei (simplified Chinese: 凤飞飞; traditional Chinese: 鳳飛飛; pinyin: Fèng Fēifēi), born Lim Chiu-Luan (林秋鸾; 林秋鸞; Lín Qiūluán; 20 August 1953 – 3 January 2012),[1] was a Taiwanese singer, host and actress.

Background[edit]

Fong Fei Fei was born as Lin Chiu-luan in 20 August 1953 and grew up in Daxi, Taoyuan County (now Daxi District, Taoyuan City), Taiwan. She had two elder brothers Lim Yu-Nung and Lim Hung-Ming. Her younger brother Kempis Lim (林鸿棠; 1957–2006) was also a singer under a stage name of Fong Fei-yang (鳳飛颺).

Fong released more than 80 albums and sold out numerous concerts throughout her career. She also starred in various Chinese films and television variety shows.

Fong was often referred to as the "Queen of Hats" because of her signature headwear choices.[2] She owned more than 600 hats in her entire lifetime. She once said in an interview that the first time she wore a hat onstage, the response from the audience was tremendous. Since then, she started to wear hats for all her performances, and she mentioned that the hats she wore meant a lot to her. She won Taiwan’s Golden Bell Awards in 1983 and 1984 and had many fans throughout Asia.

Personal life[edit]

Fong married Hong Kong businessman Zhao Hongqi in 1980, they later had a son Zhao Wen Lin in February 1989. Her husband died of lung cancer at the age of 70 in 2009.[3]

Death[edit]

Fong spent the last ten years of her life living in Hong Kong. On January 3, 2012, Fong died at the age of 58 from lung cancer in St. Teresa's Hospital at Kowloon City, but the news was only reported on February 13, 2012, after Chinese New Year, by her attorney per her request to keep her illness and death out of the press until all of her funeral arrangements were settled. Her remains were stored next to her husband's at Fo Guang Shan Bao Ta Temple.[4][5][6]

Legacy[edit]

A Google Doodle featuring Fong Fei-fei was released on 20 August 2019, the singer's 66th birthday.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 張夢瑞 (2003). 金嗓金曲不了情 [Golden Hit Songs about Eternal Love]. Taipei: Linking Pub. p. 218. ISBN 9789570826425. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  2. ^ "Dasi honors Fong Fei-fei, the singing 'Queen of hats'". Taipei Times. 19 Feb 2012. p. 2.
  3. ^ News, Taiwan. "GOLDEN MELODY: Special contribution award for..." Taiwan News. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  4. ^ Hsu, Jenny (2012-02-14). "Chinese-Pop Fans Mourn Another Diva: Fong Fei Fei - Scene Asia - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  5. ^ 中時電子報2月13日娛樂版「鳳飛飛驚傳 因肺癌病逝」震驚港台演藝圈 Archived 2012-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 聯合新聞網/娛樂追星 帽子歌后鳳飛飛肺癌病逝 享年近一甲子╱台北訊 Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Everington, Keoni (20 August 2019). "Google Doodle celebrates Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's 66th birthday". Taiwan News. Retrieved 20 August 2019.

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