|Sita Chan, Sammy Sum|
|Patrick Kong, Paco Wong, Sita Chan, Terence Siufay|
|Sita Chan performed Jade Kwan's song at a singing contest before getting into the business, then signs with the same label. For Sita's first concert, Jade Kwan was the guest performer.|
|2013 IFPI Best Selling Domestic Female New Singer award|
|2011 play LUEN LOVE LOVE|
|2013 TVB JADE SOLID GOLD Most Popular Female New Singer Gold Prize|
|Teresa Caprio breaks down|
|Sita Chan, Lee Shing Chak and Sandy Lau|
|Sita Chan and director For For|
|Alfred Hui, Linda Chung, Kay Tse, Mag Lam, Ken Hung remember Sita Chan|
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|courtesy of singtao.com|
|Known as the Singer with the Most Potential , the 26 year old Sita Chan yesterday morning passed away in a car crash.|
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|Sammy Sum is so upset about losing a friend that he breaks into foul language|
|Alfred Hui wishes Sita Chan to be radiating elsewhere|
|The news shocked Linda Chung|
|Kay Tse compliments Sita Chan as polite and intimate|
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With the full support of Gold Label manager Paco Wong and known as the music new comer with the most potential in recent years, Sita Chan Hei Yi early yesterday morning drove home alone from her singing instructor's home after practice. On the way she had a car crash and was severely injured. She was rushed to the hospital but to no avail, ending her short 26 years of life. This accident shocked the entertainment industry and sadden many. Due to how sudden the accident was, her parents and sister, even manager Paco Wong could not accept this fact. Yesterday when respect was paid at the site rain came pouring down as if even Heaven cried with her parents over Sita's short life.
Chan Hei Yi's parents and her most beloved young sister around 3PM with family, friends and management company personnel returned to the site of the accident and paid their respect in the rain. They brought incense sticks, candles, fruits and other offerings. The police blocked one of the lanes for them to pay their respect. Although Sita's parents and sister wore medical masks, their eyes revealed sorrow as they often wiped their tears lightly. Mother Chan in particular was frail. Although they did not weep loudly, they were sobbing from within. They did not accept any interview, after the ceremony they left.
Reporters yesterday contacted Sita's manager Paco Wong who lost his favorite artist. He still has not settled down and even said with a hoarse voice that yesterday morning co-workers already informed him of the bad news. He was too shocked to believe that it was true. He did not attend the ceremony on the road because he did not want to disturb Sita's family.
Did Paco see Sita? He said that he did not, he only learned from her parents that Sita's face was not harmed. They estimated that the cause of death was internal bleeding, but because they have not received a detailed police report he did not want to make too many speculations. He too would hope to quickly get an understanding of the accident, why would it be so severe to cause a death? Currently they had to wait for an autopsy before a death certificate was issued. Then he would fully assist her family with Sita's affairs.
Would Paco ask about the cause of the accident? He said that he too would have to wait for the police investigation. Perhaps due to the drizzle and the wet road and Sita was in a hurry to get home, but he stressed that Sita has always been a very safe driver. However normally she mostly had a ride. Paco even praised Sita as very hard working. Before the accident she sent an email to the record producer to discuss music. Since Sita worked until after 2AM, did she have the accident because of she was exhausted? Paco said, "I don't know, but her job schedule has always been very normal. I have been fully supporting her because I feel she had a lot of potential. Aside from music, I even planned to arranged for her to be in movies. Thus everything came too suddenly. Originally her record would have been released in the summer, now she has already recorded two songs. However she departed, it's truly very hard to accept." Would the two songs be released together as a memorial? With decades of management experience, Paco said that he has not fully thought of how to handle it. He believed that he would wait until after Sita's affairs have been taken care of and arranged for her final journey before considering anything else.
Chan Hei Yi's company Sun Entertainment Culture also issued a statement on behalf of Paco Wong and the entire company, generally expressing shocked, sadness and regret over Sita's passing. Before the accident she completed a wedding gown shoot. At night she sang and practiced with her singing instructor. Around 2AM the severe traffic accident took place in Yau Ma Tei, at 4:16Am she passed away. The company offers its deepest condolences to her family and promises to fully assist Sita's affairs. At the time it thanks everyone and fans for their concern.
Reporters saw Sita's microblog documented her days in music in the past two and some years. She not only was very hard working but also was very close with her family. Online she occasionally would mention that she was already very happy just from having tea with her family. Earlier when her mother was hospitalized with a fever she rushed to visit. She even blamed herself for not having enough time to spend with her family. She hoped to have more time to be with her parents. On Monday online she and her mother interacted for the final time. She pointed out that mother often sent her text messages that were as long as writing assignments and she was too lazy to reply. She did not expected that she was not "too lazy to reply" but had no way to reply anymore. Seeing this message after only a few days truly was heart breaking.
Originally named Chan Ho Yi, Chan Hei Yi received her stage name from Lee Shing Chak. He was very sadden to learn the news and revealed online that he has asked Sita not to drive herself this year. He did not expect Sita to have an accident due to that. Lee Shing Chak posted, "Sita is Sin Ting and my good little sister! We met before she got into the business, I gave her the stage name Chan Hei Yi. I have reminded her not to driver herself many times."
Teresa Caprio (To Lai Sa) once was Chan Hei Yi's singing instructor. She was very upset to learn about her student' death and cried with a broken heart. Yesterday at an event, when To Lai Sa was asked about Chan Hei Yi's passing, she was shocked to hear the news and broke down in tears. She screamed, "Oh my God! She was my student. In 2010 I taught her singing, at least 20 lessons. She sang very well." To Lai Sa praised Chan Hei Yi's potential, sweet looks and had a style of her own. "Life is unexpected, she was considered obedient. In addition she was very intense about her education. After she got into the business we lost touch, but I always paid attention to news about her and was very happy for her because she truly loved singing."
Before the crash Chan Hei Yi practiced at the studio. Singing instructor Lam who was with her posted an eulogy on a social network site. "I truly didn't expect, you who was still so full of joy last night, you who was talking nonstop all night, even took pictures and had dinner with Instructor Lam......would bring bad news in the middle of the night. It's very sudden, very heart breaking, very very very......miss you! May you have a safe journey!"
HotCha member Winkie was close to Chan Hei Yi like a sister. Suddenly losing a good friend, she did not dare to believe. She remembered in her eulogy, "Dearest Sita: I truly don't dare to believe that you have already left me! Being able to run into each other and becoming friends were our destiny, we would always, always remember you, remember your smile, your singing. I wish we a safe journey and in the embrace of the Lord, in Heaven......we will pray for you!"
Terence Siufay and Chan Hei Yi were like siblings. When he received the news at 7AM he could not believe it. He recalled when Paco Wong introduced them, then they became even more familiar at the same company and were like siblings. They often chatted and had dinner. Siufay said, "She would share anything unpleasant with me, but every time she talked about romance she would be displeased. Constantly breaking up and making up, so I didn't ask. As far as I know she was dating before, but lately I don't know." In his eyes Chan Hei Yi was a very happy person. She looked mild mannered but when they were together they would always laugh. "I even made fun of her for not daring to swim in her residence's swimming pool. She too said that she really didn't and the pool was closed anyway." The last time he saw Chan Hei Yi was on the 28th, very regrettably she passed away at such a young age.
Chan Hei Yi's passing shocked show business. Industry insiders expressed their regret and posted eulogies online. Alan Tam Wing Lun, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and others lamented how unexpected life could be as the music industry lost a good singer. Her LAN KWAI FONG 2 (HEI OI YEH PO 2) friend Sammy Sum Chun Hin was so upset that he broke into foul language, regretting that he was unable to fulfill the promise of singing together.
Sum Chun Hin: While in the Mainland I can only read the news online! Chan Hei Yi was a good friend who I could have a heart to heart talk with. I really wanted to drop all the jobs and return to Hong Kong to see her one last time! We made a pact to chase our dreams together, to fight for our dreams! Didn't you say you would write a duet, wait for me to come back and sing it together? I still have a lot I want to say to you, honestly...I really miss you...miss you...love you...!"
Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum): I looked forward to working with you next month. I wrote a great character for you and I haven't told you about it in details...have a safe journey. I paid attention to Sita's music videos and songs, I thought you sing great. Later we met each other at an event, I knew that you were a happy girl who always had a smile on your face. Coincidentally next month I would make a romantic comedy, originally I saved a part for you so you would be able to show your happy side to the audience. I regret very much that we were unable to work together.
Stephy Tang Lai Yun: As soon as I got out of bed I received this news, What can I say! My mind is a complete blank, it's too sudden! Sita, have a safe journey!
Alex Fong Lik Sun: The news is too sudden and too shocking, I don't dare to believe it. I am stunned. I really wanted to go home to see my family, I don't want to work anymore. Sita, you were too young. How regrettable!
Tavia Yeung Yi: I haven't posted for a long time. Today is very hard to take. The music scene lost a young and talented singer. I wish you peace, have a safe journey, cherish those around you!
Alfred Hui Ting Hung: This was our last photo together, I don't wan to believe it. I know that you worked very hard and put a lot of effort into singing. I am still waiting for your new work! Once so close, I wish you peace at a faraway place. Several days ago we went to Tang Chi Kei (G.E.M.) concert together, the memories kept flooding back. I hope you are radiating in another place!
Lam Man Chung: It's very sad, I don't dare to believe it. I wish it's not true. White Pants, peace be with you!
Pang Ho Cheung: I already knew Chan Hei Yi when she was a student and wasn't in the business yet. She was a girl who was very active and loved to laugh, she also had quite a talent for singing. May she rest in peace.
Kay Tse On Kay: Chan Hei Yi was very polite and intimate. When I saw the news this morning, I was very sad and upset. Although we weren't close, I liked her very much. She was a very happy singer who enjoyed her work.
Linda Chung Ka Yun: After learning of her death, I was so shocked that I didn't even know to respond unhappily. I also didn't believe it. We earlier at the IFPI award presentation ran into each other back stage. She said she loved to watch my television series and listen to my songs, I also praised her singing as great. I really admire her stage presence and her self confidence as a singer. Her voice was very beautiful and she had a lot of talent! Very regrettable!
Mag Lam Yun Tung: Chan Hei Yi and I sang together and played games on TVB JADE SOLID GOLD. The news of her death was very hard to accept. I really liked her unique voice and singing. We shared a make up artist, who is very heart broken and whose eyes are all red!