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Anita Mui Yim-fong
Mui at the "Anita Classic Moment Live 2003" concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum
Born (1963-10-10)10 October 1963
Died 30 December 2003(2003-12-30) (aged 40)
Burial place Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 1982–2003
  • Michael Miu
  • Masahiko Kondō
  • Vincent Zhao
  • Tam Mei-kam (mother)
Family Mui Kai-ming (brother)
Mui Tak-ming (brother)
Ann Mui (sister)
  • Best Actress (Asia Pacific Film Festival)
  • 1988 Rouge
  • Golden Deer Awards for Best Actress
  • 2002 July Rhapsody

Hong Kong Film Awards –
  • Best Actress
  • 1988 Rouge
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • 1984 Behind the Yellow Line
  • 1997 Eighteen Springs
  • Best Original Film Song
  • 1988 Rouge
  • 1991 The Twin Bracelets
  • 1993 The Heroic Trio

Golden Bauhinia Awards –
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • 1998 Eighteen Springs

Golden Horse Awards
  • Best Actress
  • 1987 Rouge

RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards –
  • Golden Needle Award
  • 1998
  • Silver Jubilee Award
  • 2002

MTV Asia Awards –
  • Inspiration Award
  • 2004

New Talent Singing Awards – 1982 winner

Musical career
Also known as Madonna of the East
Instruments Vocals
Labels Capital Artists (1982–2000)
Music Nation Group (2001–2003)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Anita Mui Yim-fong (traditional Chinese: 梅艷芳; simplified Chinese: 梅艳芳; Jyutping: Mui4 Jim6 Fong1; 10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout her career, and was regarded as a Cantopop diva.She was dubbed as the "daughter of Hong Kong" and is considered as one of the most iconic cantopop singers

Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of the East" (東方麥當娜), which brought her to further international fame. That title stayed with her throughout her career, in both Eastern and Western media.

In the 1980s, the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by Mui's wild dancing and on-stage femininity. She was famed for her outrageous costumes and high-powered performances in combination with contralto vocals, which are rare in female artists.

Her fan base reached far beyond Hong Kong into many parts of Asia, including Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and other countries, as well. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry, where stars often rise and fall quickly, Mui remained in the spotlight for 21 years (1982–2003). Her career came to an abrupt end in 2003 when she announced that she had cervical cancer. She died later that year at the age of 40. It was then understood that she had developed the disease due to a familial genetic disposition as her sister Ann had died of the same condition in 2000 at age 40 as well.

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