Beloved Australian actor Gregory Charles Rivers, renowned for his roles in Hong Kong television, tragically passed away on February 2nd, 2024, at 58.
His life ended by suicide in his Sai Kung home, reportedly through charcoal burning.
While specifics leading to his decision remain undisclosed, recent reports suggest his wife’s illness could have deeply affected him emotionally.
His demise reverberated across the entertainment realm, leaving colleagues and admirers grieving the loss of a talented, compassionate soul.
Rivers’ legacy spans 200+ TV shows and soap operas, notably portraying Western figures in TVB dramas, earning him the endearing title “TVB’s token Caucasian.”
His commitment to Hong Kong’s acting scene shone through, from humble beginnings chauffeuring Cantopop luminary Alan Tam to later small-screen triumphs. He even delved into music, dropping the Cantonese rap track “This Hong Kong,” resonating with audiences amid turbulent political climates.
In the wake of Rivers’ untimely departure, his contributions to entertainment and cultural exchange remain indelible, a testament to his enduring impact on Hong Kong’s artistic landscape.