Fong Fei-fei

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Fong Fei-Fei (Chinese: 鳳飛飛; pinyin: Fèng Fēifēi; August 20, 1953 – January 3, 2012), born Lin Ch'iu-Luan (林秋鸞; Lín qiūluán),[1] was a Taiwanese singer and actress 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.

Fong Fei Fei was born as Lin Chiu-luan and grew up in Daxi, Taoyuan County (now Daxi District, Taoyuan City), Taiwan. However, she spent the last ten years of her life living in Hong Kong.

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.

Death[edit]

On January 3, 2012, Fong died at the age of 58 from lung cancer, but the news was only reported on February 13, 2012, 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 are stored at Fo Guang Shan Bao Ta Temple.[3][4][5]

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. 
  2. ^ "Dasi honors Fong Fei-fei, the singing 'Queen of hats'". Taipei Times. 19 Feb 2012. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Hsu, Jenny (2012-02-14). "Chinese-Pop Fans Mourn Another Diva: Fong Fei Fei - Scene Asia - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.

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