Suspected Yakuza member attacks ‘Battle Royale’ star Beat Takeshi with a pickaxe after begging for a start in showbiz
Veteran Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano, also known as Beat Takeshi, was recently attacked inside of his car by a disgruntled fan with a pickaxe.
What happened: Kitano, 74, was leaving the Tokyo premises of the TBS television network with his driver when a fan suddenly attacked his vehicle several times on Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The suspect, whose identity was not revealed, was subsequently arrested at the scene.
Alvin Ing, a pioneering Asian American Broadway actor, has died from COVID-19 complications at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He was 89.
What happened: Ing was diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-July and contracted COVID-19 a few days later, the actor’s representative said in a statement, according to Variety.
Singaporean actor Beatrice Chien who played Nick Young’s nanny in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ passes away at 81
Veteran Singaporean actor Beatrice Chien, who appeared in films such as “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ramen Teh,” passed away from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday at the age of 81.
The details: Chien’s death was announced on her personal Facebook page, according to The Straits Times.
Legendary Hong Kong comedy icon Ng Man-tat, the actor known for starring alongside Stephen Chow, has passed away from liver cancer at 70.
Heartbreaking news: Tenky Tin Kai-man, Ng’s friend and chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, announced the news on Saturday, according to South China Morning Post.
Taiwanese singer and actor Alien Huang has died at the age of 36 inside his apartment in Taipei on Wednesday.
The former host of “100% Entertainment,” who was born Huang Hong Sheng, was found unresponsive by his father at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 after he failed to reach his son on the telephone, according to Central News Agency via CNN.
Simu Liu wants to turn back time and undo a stock photo gig that has now plastered his face on things from pamphlets to storefronts to textbook covers.
In a series of Instagram Stories last weekend, Chinese Canadian star expressed his regret over the opportunity, which he took for $100 in cash in 2014.
Cha In-ha, an actor from South Korea, was found dead at his home on Dec. 3.
Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao has died of an apparent heart attack while filming a Chinese reality television show early Wednesday morning.
Gao reportedly collapsed at around 2 a.m. while filming “Chase Me,” a competitive sports reality show for Zhejiang Television that has contestants go through physical tasks, Straits Times reported.
Chuando Tan, the youthful quinquagenarian from Singapore, will be starring in an upcoming movie in which he will be baring some skin.
The 53-year-old fashion photographer became an online sensation back in 2017 after images of his ageless physique went viral on social media.
An independent film actor reportedly passed away in a car accident while driving to accept an award for his most recent movie.
Hong Kong-Canadian actor Edison Chen lost his cool at a “fan” who got too close for comfort at the airport.
The incident occurred over the weekend when the 38-year-old actor returned to Hong Kong from a trip with model girlfriend Qin Shupei.