Du Yulu is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Du was best known as a Chinese actor (Yongzheng Dynasty).
Death was likely due to lung cancer.
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Du Yulu
Born (1941-01-01) 1 January 1941 (age 79)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, Manchukuo
DiedFebruary 21, 2020(2020-02-21) (aged 79)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Alma materHarbin Arts Academy
Years active1979 - 2012
Zhu Yongyu
(m. 1962; died 2020)
Chinese name
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Du.
Du Yulu (Chinese: 杜雨露; pinyin: Dù Yǔlù; January 1, 1941 - February 21, 2020) was a Chinese actor best known for portraying historical figures in several films and television series.
Du graduated from the Harbin Arts Academy. During the Cultural Revolution, Du worked as a manual labourer at a grain storage. His first major work was in the film Jianxi (奸细), released in 1978. In 1997, he portrayed Zhang Tingyu in the popular prime time historical television series Yongzheng Dynasty, vastly increasing his profile. In 2000, he acted as an elderly military officer in the television series Escaping encirclement (突出重围), and also portrayed the head of the household in the hit television series Da Zhai Men. In 2002, he appeared as a provincial party chief in Provincial Party Secretary (省委书记). In 2007, he portrayed Chiang Kai-shek in the series Red Sun (红日), and reprised this role in the historical drama The East is Red (东方红).
Du died of lung cancer in Harbin, Heilongjiang, on February 21, 2020.
Personal life
Du was married to Zhu Yongyu (朱永珏), and they have a son named Du Gang (杜刚), who was coach to Chinese table tennis legend Kong Linghui.
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