Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (born Cheung Fat-chung; 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. He is considered “one of the founding fathers of Cantopop” for achieving huge success both in film and music.
Cheung was ranked in the 100 years of Chinese cinema. In 2010, he was voted the third “Most Iconic Musicians of All Time” (after Michael Jackson and The Beatles) by CNN with more than 100,000 people casting their votes. CNN considered Cheung as the “Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema” and one of “Asia’s 25 Greatest Actors of All Time”.