Leslie's Suicide Note


I want to thank all my friends,

And Professor Felice Lieh-Mak.

It has been a torturing year,

Which I can endure no longer,

I am deeply grateful to Daffy,

My Family,

And "Fat Sister",

Why things must have been,

For never have I done any vice,

In my entire Life.


Above is the suicide note of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing who was one of Hongkong’s most talented superstars.

Professor Felice Lieh-Mak was his last psychiatrist.

Daffy(Mr. Tong) had been his lover for 18 years(homosexual).

Fat Sister(Lydia Sum Din-ha) is a doyenne of the artists in Hongkong.

After finishing the translation, I happened to find that someone else had done another translation of it, as you can read it via the link to Leslie.


The part which draws most attention is the last three lines. Sam and I talked about it couple hours ago. This world is a cruel place, which tolerates no any good boy nor a perfect man in virtue. Sadly, he was a completist with a very romantic disposition. Both of us agreed that the betrayal of virtue can make a man survive longer.

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