R.I.P. Yu Cheng-Hui: Martial Artist and Film Star

"Heroes Returning to the East" Chinese Theatrical Poster

"Heroes Returning to the East" Chinese Theatrical Poster

Media outlets are reporting the death of Chinese martial artist and film star Yu Cheng-Hui (aka Yu Cheng Wai), who died at the age of 75 on July 4.

According to SC36: Yu was born in China’s Shandong province on August 16, 1939, and began studying martial arts at the age of 11. Yu spent 14 years recreating the thought-to-be lost art of the “Double-Handed Sword” movement, a technique which was lost after the Tang Dynasty.

Yu has left behind a three decade-long body of film work, including Shaolin Temple (1982), Kids From Shaolin (1984), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Heroes Returning to the East (1993) and The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008). His final role was in Gordon Chan’s The Four III (2014).

Our condolences go out to Yu Cheng-Hui’s family and friends.

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