April 16th, 2013


RIP Sita Chan (1987-2013)

Hong Kong pop star Sita Chan died after a serious automobile accident in Hong Kong on April 17, 2013. She was 26 years old.

Sita began singing professionally in 2005 as a demo singer after winning several singing contests. She officially entered the music industry in 2011 when she signed with Star Entertainment and made her debut with the EP Crazy Love in 2012. Her debut earned her multiple newcomer prizes from various Hong Kong yearend music awards. The music video for ballad "Forget the River," composed by Sita herself, attracted over 1.8 million views on YouTube. The music video for "Speculations," from her second and final release Let Me Find Love, attracted 1.4 million views.

In addition to her singing career, the up-and-coming star also acted in the films Lan Kwai Fong 2 and Love in Time, as well as two local stage productions. Hours before her death, Sita was in the recording studio, where she uploaded her last photo on Sina Weibo (a popular Chinese microblog). That final post attracted over 1,200 comments within hours after her death, many of them condolences from other Hong Kong stars.