Marshal Arts Master and Top-Rated Actor Yu Chenghui Dies at 76

Marshal Arts Master and Top-Rated Actor Yu Chenghui Dies at 76

Yu Chenghui, a top scholar on martial arts, a highly skilled martial artist and top-rated actor, died on July 5th at 76 years old.He was born in Shandong in 1939, studied Chinese martial arts in Qingdao in 1951 and by the time he was 21 years old he was already the overall champion in the Qingdao martial arts competition. He was featured in many movies and TV shows throughout his career, and is best known for his role in the 1982 film Shaolin Temple.Netizens fondly remembered his accomplishments, wishing him peace in the afterlife.

Source: Netease

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  • Amused

    RIP
    I doubt he could have taught you the five finger death punch or Buddha’s palm tho….
    The lack of hanging eyebrow mustache thingies gives is a dead give away that while he may have been great, he wasn’t the kind of Lvl 10,000+ guy who knew the REAL badass shit. (Jet Li movies can teach you a whole lot.)

    • bujiebuke

      He did a really good job portraying Zhang Sanfeng and Feng Qingyang, both “over 9,000” characters.

      • Amused

        “Lord of the Wu-Tang” was my jam before I came to China. I was SERIOUSLY disappointed when I figured out every other dude here wasn’t a kung fu master :(

        • bujiebuke

          “Lord of the Wu-Tang” was my jam before I came to China.

          That’s a good one! Sammy Hung played a hilarious Zhang Sanfeng. Too bad they never produced part two.

          Warriors Two is a classic, also with Sammy Hung.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA9kr7MM0fc)

          • Amused

            IMHO Lord of the Wu Tang should have been like a 3-5 part series. It was like Star Wars and Ancient Mythical Era China had a baby to me. And yeah, I still dig Sammo

          • bujiebuke

            I agree, it was a lampoonish adaptation of Jin Yong’s Heaven Sword Dragon Sabre.

          • Amused

            I just really like the story progression. Kid goes from weakling, cursed with a heart condition to an all powerful badass who is the only one who can save his people. Plus there was all the great humor thrown in as a bonus. I’d love to see a modern remake.

          • bujiebuke

            I’d share a few links but they’re all pretty terrible IMO…

            In case you’re interested, Heaven Sword Dragon Sabre is the last in the Condor Trilogy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condor_Trilogy).

          • Amused

            Thx man :)

  • bujiebuke

    That’s sucks. One of a few talented actors in China who was underutilized in the age of glittery pop stars and terrible CGIs.

  • mr.wiener

    Although 76 is a respectable age I’m a little surprised some one as fit as this didn’t live longer.

    • jin

      Celebs and their drugs addiction.

    • no one can alter the genes they are born with

      better to be the bird that drops out of the sky while in flight, than end up wasting away in a nursing home for years.

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