Grave situation repels rocker

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2005, 12:00am

A must for the local paparazzi is to visit the graves of celebrities during the Ching Ming Festival to see if any famous friends or relatives are there.

And that is why rocker Steve Wong Ka-keung (above), of the band Beyond, did not visit his brother's grave yesterday.

Beyond frontman Koma Wong Ka-kui died 12 years ago after falling off the stage at a rehearsal in Japan.

'For Ching Ming I usually visit my brother's grave with family members only,' Ka-keung said on radio yesterday.

But this year, he said, he would make a visit some time after the festival because he preferred it to be a 'private and intimate family gathering'.

'But when it is [Ka-kui's] birthday or the anniversary of his death, his fans would definitely be there at his grave and we would all sing songs together,' he added.

For his brother's birthday, Ka-keung always custom-orders special paper offerings to bring as gifts. 'He digs music, so I always order something that has to do with that.'