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Wang Lap Tat (June 29, 1939 – November 2, 2002), better known by his stage name Lo Lieh, was an Indonesian-born Hong Kong actor. Lo was perhaps best known as Chao Chih-Hao in the 1972 film King Boxer (aka Five Fingers of Death), Miyamoto in the 1977 film Fist of Fury II and General Tien Ta in the 1978 film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
Lo Born in Pematangsiantar in June 29, 1939, spent his early life in Indonesia and then his parents sent him back to China and attended acting school in Hong Kong, he began his martial arts training in 1962 and joined the Shaw Brothers Studio in the same year and went on to become one of the most famous actors in Hong Kong kung fu films in the late 1960s and 1970s.
In the 1980s, Lo directed and starred in the 1980 film Clan of the White Lotus, along with Gordon Liu. Lo played Triad Gangster Boss in the 1988 film Dragons Forever, alongside Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Lo played Fei in the 1989 film Miracles along with Jackie Chan, Richard Ng and Billy Chow.
In the 1990s, Lo played Chor Kun-lun in the 1991 film Sex and Zen alongside Lawrence Ng, Kent Cheng and Elvis Tsu. Lo played The General in the 1992 film Police Story 3: Super Cop alongside Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.
In the 2000s, Lo played Wei Tung's Uncle in the 2001 film The Vampire Combat, with Collin Chou and Valerie Chow. Lo's last film was 2001's Glass Tears, before retiring from acting at the age of 62.
On November 2, 2002, Lo died of heart attack, he was 63 years old.