Tributes paid to well-known local comedian

Hu Min
Li Jiusong, a former member of Shanghai Farce Troupe, is remembered as tributes are paid in commemoration of his life and work at Shanghai Fushouyuan Cemetery in Qingpu District. 
Hu Min
Tributes paid to well-known local comedian
Ti Gong

Comedians, opera artists and residents lay flowers in tribute to Li Jiusong. 

Shanghai comedians and opera artists bid farewell to local comedian Li Jiusong on Thursday, commemorating the artist who had brought much laughter to Shanghainese. 

Li, a former member of Shanghai Farce Troupe, was born in 1934 and died early this year. He rests in peace at the Shanghai Fushouyuan Cemetery in Qingpu District. 

He was known for his performances in the comedy TV sitcom "The Old Uncle." 

Tributes paid to well-known local comedian
Ti Gong

People pay their tributes to local comedian Li Jiusong. 

A monument in his memory is in the shape of a stage with photographs of Li and his wife and a sculpture of his dog. Li provided a home for several sick stray dogs. 

Classic performances of Li were screened at funeral, triggering many memories. 

Friends and relatives of Li laid flowers as gentle music played. 

Wang Rugang, a renowned local comedian who was one of Li’s performance partners, recalled Li's endless pursuit of art, his spirit of dedication and integrity. 

Tributes paid to well-known local comedian
Ti Gong

Wang Rugang, who performed with Li Jiusong, recalls the comedian's life.

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