Hong Kong veteran movie actor, Ng Man-Tat or Wu Mengda (吳孟達) passed away on 27th February from liver cancer. His funeral will be held later this weekend on 7th March.
While many expressed their grief over the actor’s passing, rumours about his inheritance surfaced on the Internet. Some claimed that, as there was no will, his family would be dividing the inheritance among themselves.
Ng Man-Tat, in the course of his life, married three times. He married his first wife, Miley when he was 25 after they had been in a relationship for 7 years. They were blessed with twin daughters. After 18 years, Miley divorced him. He then fell in love with former TV actor Lu Shaoci. At that time, he and Miley had yet to divorce, so there were rumours that he and Lu Shaoci never married. She had a daughter with him. Some sources state that the identity of his second legal wife was never revealed.
He met his third and current wife in 1993 when he went to Singapore to film “Flower Fields”. Malaysian born Hou Shanyan married him in 1996 and had one daughter and one son with him; Wu Chuni and Wu Weilun. Currently, the children are living in Malaysia.
Of his five children, Hou Shanyan’s children are by far, the youngest. His three older daughters are already married. With this in mind, Wu apparently had already prepared his will in 2014, contrary to the rumours. Tian Qiwen (田启文), Wu’s friend and fellow actor, stated the will was made when he discovered his heart problem. According to reports, half of the inheritance goes to Hou Shanyan while the other half will be split among his heirs.
While most may be amazed at his numerous relationships, Wu took his relationships seriously. As he once said in an interview: “Although I leave them, I still love them and love them very much, including what they do, I will be very concerned. If my ex-wife has something, I will definitely help her, including giving her my life.”