Veteran actor Soon-Tek Oh passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday in Los Angeles after battling Alzheimer’s Disease, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although the South Korea native has acted in many notable movies, including “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning”, his most beloved role is arguably Fa Zhou, Mulan’s father in the Disney animated classic “Mulan”.
“He awakened within me a life-changing cultural and community awareness; and while we continually performed and interacted with Korean American partner organizations over the next five years or so, Mr. Oh constantly coached and mentored me,” wrote Tim Lounibos in a tribute.
Netizens were devastated by the news.
I am saddened by the passing of Soon-Tek Oh, the voice of Fa Zhou. It was a privilege to work with him. “You bring honor to us all”. pic.twitter.com/zCkpylZQx8
— Tony Bancroft (@pumbaaguy1) April 7, 2018
– oh man, he really was the heart and soul of Mulan!
— Tom Bancroft (@TomBancroft1) April 8, 2018
This scene near the end makes me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME 😭 RIP pic.twitter.com/YEon2Fqz3K
— Dan Creedon (@danieljcreedon3) April 7, 2018
Actor soon Tek Oh who played Kiem Sun on the first season of Highlander has died. An actor with a huge body of work. Thanks for entertaining us. RIP
— Adrian Paul (@adrianpaul1) April 8, 2018
A memorial service is scheduled for April 14 in Los Angeles.
#SoonTekOh‘s service: April 14 (Sat), 12:30pm
2045 W. Washington Blvd. LA, CA 90018
Pics are requested:
Lastudio2000@gmail.com @EWPlayers@Variety @THR @AsiansInHollywd @CAPEUSA @yomyomf @AznAmActors #Hollywood #media #asianamerica
— Tim Lounibos (@TimLounibos) April 7, 2018