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Former ATV anchor falls to his death from Taikoo Shing building

Former Asia Television (ATV) news anchor and Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) radio host Kelvin Tang King-fai fell to his death from a building in Taikoo Shing at 7:00am on Thursday morning, Apple Daily reported.

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Kelvin Tang King-fai. Photo: Apple Daily.

Tang, often called the “News Prince,” was meant to arrive at the broadcaster for his morning shift, according to CEO Loh Chan. “It was almost 8:00am but he still hadn’t arrived, so [we] called him. [We] called him many times but couldn’t reach him,” Loh said.

Tang’s colleagues said there was nothing unusual about his behaviour prior to his death, Loh added.

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Loh Chan. Photo: Apple Daily.

In a press release, DBC said they were “deeply saddened” by Tang’s death. Tang was an icon of the news department and would be forever missed, the press release said.

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Press release regarding Tang’s death. Photo: DBC.

Born in 1964, Tang graduated with a Broadcast Journalism degree from University of Washington. He worked as an anchor and principal reporter at ATV before leaving to work at rival TVB in 2000.

In October, DBC announced that it would dismiss 60 of its 200 staff, with most cuts affecting the news department. Tang was not involved in the layoff, Loh said. His death is still being investigated by police.

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Former ATV anchor falls to his death from Taikoo Shing building