Jan 7, 2014

of hong kong media mogul run run shaw dies

Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw has died at age 107. No cause of death was given, but a statement from his company Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) said Sir Run Run died peacefully in his home in Hong Kong. He was surrounded by his family.

Sir Run Run was born as Shao Ren Leng in Ningbo, in Zhejiang province in China, in 1907, and he later anglicised his name to Run Run Shaw.

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As a teenager, he helped his elder brother Run Me Shaw set up the Shaw Organisation in Singapore, building an overseas distribution market for Chinese films.

Their first cinema in the city-state was a simple wood-built shack known as The Empire in Tanjong Pagar.


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