Behind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMPBehind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMP
Behind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMP

Leslie Cheung – 7 things you didn’t know about the Canto-pop icon, actor and LGBT pioneer

The youngest of 10 children from a modest family, he overcame early setbacks to become one of Hong Kong’s most-loved sons, only to succumb to depression 17 years ago

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Behind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMPBehind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMP
Behind the outward success, Leslie Cheung suffered from depression and took his life on April 1, 17 years ago. Photo: SCMP
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