Thursday, March 29, 2007
Fan's obsession with Andy Lau ends in tragedy
A bizarre story that is the talk of Hong Kong and a case of what happens when celebrity worship gets out of control.
30 year-old Yang Li Jian from Lanzhou, China, has been an obsessive fan of Andy Lau since the age of 19. Her parents had apparently tried their best to help their child 'move on' from her obsession but to no avail. Her devotion was so extreme that her parents ended up borrowing money in order to travel to Hong Kong to attend an Andy Lau event where - they hoped - Li Jian would be able to not just meet her idol but also be able to speak to him.
In fact, all that happened was that Andy Lau posed for a photo with his besotted fan. For the desperate father, the disappointment was too much to bear...
Details and discussion on Asianfanatics.com.