Hong Kong media covers Leslie Cheung; Photo - Lena Chung

When someone extraordinarily famous dies (Princess Diana, J.F.K. Jr., Tupac, Notorious B.I.G.), and usually it tends to be life ending at a tragically early age, magazines and newspapers will devote pages to them, print special issues, commemorate to the nth degree. Gothamist asked the Asia-Pacific bureau to take some some pictures of the print media coverage of Leslie Cheung's death.

Official pictures of Leslie Cheung from his family:

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Gothamist on Leslie Cheung's funeral, suicide, and initial news of his death.