Cantonese pop star and actor Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, who starred in the hit film "Farewell My Concubine," jumped to his death in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a police source said.
Cheung, 46, jumped from the landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel in the central business district early in the evening and left a suicide note, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.
A police spokeswoman said a 46-year-old man with the surname Cheung plunged to his death from the hotel in the early evening, but declined to reveal the full name.
"The man was certified dead at hospital. His name is Cheung 'X' Wing and was aged 46. He left a suicide letter," she said, declining to give details.
News about the singer's death was reported by Hong Kong television and radio, and was also posted on the Web site for his fans, www.lesliecheung.com.