Two million paper cranes for Leslie Cheung

Daffy Tong Hok-Tak, partner of the late Hong Kong singer and actor Leslie Cheung, poses in front of a five-metre (16 feet) high sculpture featuring Cheung holding an origami crane at a shopping mall in Hong Kong March 30, 2013.

HONG KONG - Yesterday, it was 10 years since the death of Leslie Cheung, one of Hong Kong's biggest superstars.

Ever since his death on April 1, 2003, Japanese fans have been creating thousands of origami cranes to express their love for him every year.

This year, fans of the late singer-actor around the world made two million origami cranes and applied for a Guinness world record.

In addition, his Japanese fans also folded 3,650 origami cranes representing the 3,650 days since he left the world.

The cranes would be presented at Cheung's memorial tab at Po Fook Hill, Hong Kong, on Tuesday.

TVB News World reported that the display for the Guinness World Record had to be postponed from an earlier date because the authorities could not finish counting the cranes.

To commemorate the anniversary, many events are being organised in Hong Kong.

They include shows like the "Miss You Much Leslie - Concert" and the "Love Journey Leslie Cheung 10th Anniversary Commemorative Concert 2013".

The "Miss You Much Leslie - Exhibition" at Hong Kong's Times Square shopping mall features a five-metre-high bust of the star (above) and several costumes worn by him, as well as music and video displays.


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