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Hong Kong kung fu film pioneer Run Run Shaw dies

7 January 2014 Last updated at 20:39 GMT

Entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw, a major figure in Asia's film industry, has died at the age of 107.

The Hong Kong resident founded Shaw Brothers Studios, which produced almost 1,000 films and brought the kung fu genre into the mainstream.

He also launched Hong Kong's biggest local TV station, TVB, in 1967 and remained its chairman until 2011.

Mr Shaw died peacefully at home in Hong Kong, TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited) said in a statement.

Juliana Liu reports.

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