Fans wait to pay their respect; Photo - Reuters
Yesterday, his fans paid their last respects. Hsu Hsu writes a beautiful obituary for Leslie Cheung in the Village Voice. Time film critic Richard Corliss writes a Leslie Cheung profile that also reveals Cheung was depressed for 20 years: Was any actor as beautiful as Leslie Cheung? Did anyone bring to the gift of glamour the seductive insolence Leslie exuded? His first appearance in a film—his face soft and smooth, with lips that expertly puckered or pouted—had the impact of a struck match. The screen flared to life; suddenly there was heat, and the incense of sulfur. To see him as the hurtful teddy boy in Days of Being Wild, the proud warrior in The Bride with White Hair and the dominant demon romancer in Phantom Lover is to realize there's nothing more exhilarating than a trip to hell with him at the wheel.

Other Gothamist coverage on his suicide, news of his death, and ensuing media coverage.