Pop Singer Sita Chan Killed in Car Accident

By on April 17, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS, Obituaries

pic

Hong Kong pop star Sita Chan (陳僖儀) died in a car crash in Yau Ma Tei early Wednesday morning. She was 26 years old.

Sita made her singing debut in 2011. That same year, she won the Best Newcomer Award at the Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards. A year later, she released her first EP, Crazy Love, and her first studio album, Let Me Find Love. Sita also appeared in last year’s Lan Kwai Fong 2 <喜愛夜蒲2>. Sita’s management company, Sun Entertainment Culture, said the staff was shocked and saddened by her unexpected death.

According to police investigations, around 2 AM on April 17, Sita was preparing to return home to her Harbourside residence after practicing her songs at her music teacher’s place. Possibly due to a combination of fatigue and the low visibility resulting from the thick fog late at night, Sita reportedly took a wrong turn and lost control of her car. She then hit the right-hand curb, bounced back, and struck the road’s central divider.

Sita was rushed to the emergency room at Kwong Wah Hospital. She was declared dead at 4:16 AM.

After learning of her death, Sita’s family burned offerings at the scene of the accident, which police had sealed off. The police also towed the singer’s damaged Lexus to the police force vehicle pound, in order to further investigate the car and clarify the cause of the accident.

In an interview, Dr. Fung Hin Tat (馮顯達), a Hong Kong emergency specialist, shared that car crashes can lead to death if the victims’ cervical vertebra becomes broken, as this will affect the nerves and the pulmonary system, and cause the brain to lose oxygen. Death can also occur when the victim’s ribs are fractured by the impact and thrust into the lungs or other internal organs, leading to internal bleeding or other heavy injuries.

Teachers and Friends Express Shock

Showing an early interest in music when she was only three years old, Sita started taking singing lessons with music teacher, Lam Tak Bo (林德寶). On the night of her death, Sita had gone to Lam’s place for three hours. Lam said, “Sita came to my place to record her song. She excitedly asked to take a photo with me. Afterward, we ate out with our colleagues. We chatted very happily together, but didn’t drink. At 12 midnight, we left separately.”

Sita’s other music teacher, Teresa Carpio (杜麗莎) cried in grief over Sita’s death. “Oh my God! She was very promising. When she was in school, she was my pupil. She took more than twenty lessons. When she was in school, I told her to not spend too much time in school, since her singing was quite good!”

Sita’s good friend and Lan Kwai Fong 2 costar, Sammy Shum (沈震軒), cursed in shock after hearing about her death. Currently filming TVB drama, Always and Ever <情逆三世緣> in Foshan, Sammy hopes to return to Hong to attend Sita’s funeral. Sammy said, “We had a lot to talk about. Before leaving Hong Kong, I sang karaoke with her. I really want to see her one last time. I discussed this with [the TVB] production crew, but it cannot affect the filming schedule. We were going to film Patrick Kong’s (葉念琛) movie together. She had composed a song, in which we were going to sing it together.” Sammy also revealed that Sita’s wish had been to perform at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

Director Patrick Kong had originally intended to romantically pair Sammy and Sita in his new movie. Since the movie is in its early pre-production stage, the script can still be altered. Patrick said, “This would have been our first time collaborating together. When we met, I was moved by her smile and cheerful personality. I said to her privately, ‘I intend to showcase your bright side to the audience on the big screen.'”

Shiga Lin (連詩雅) burst into tears after she learned of Sita’s death. HotCha’s Crystal and Winkie grieved over the loss of their friend. Winkie cried and said that she still owed Sita a belated birthday celebration.

Sita’s “Forget” MV

Source: Ettoday.net, SCMP.com; Oriental Daily; Oriental Daily

This article is written by Joanna and Jayne for JayneStars.com.

70 comments to Pop Singer Sita Chan Killed in Car Accident

  1. Sad says:

    R.I.P

    Login or Register before you can reply to Sad
    • clai replied:

      did anyone see the clip with the ghost on that highway? do you think she was saw it and was trying to avoid it and crashed???

      Login or Register before you can reply to clai
  2. H says:

    RIP

    Login or Register before you can reply to H
    • sohem replied:

      diu lan lei meh

      Login or Register before you can reply to sohem
      • H replied:

        what

        Login or Register before you can reply to H
      • clai replied:

        he said. diu lan lei meh.

        Login or Register before you can reply to clai
  3. Cloud9 says:

    She so young
    RIP

    Login or Register before you can reply to Cloud9
    • yan replied:

      do you have any empathy at all?? maybe next time before you write a comment you should think about whether your words are appropriate to the situation

      no-one ever ‘deserves’ to die

      RIP Sita and condolences to her family and friends

      Login or Register before you can reply to yan
    • Lyle replied:

      Get your facts straight she wasn’t drunk and LKF was a movie. Don’t be so ignorant

      Login or Register before you can reply to Lyle
    • Gar replied:

      Please have some respect and decency for the deceased for crying out loud. There is absolutely no need to bad mouth her. Let her RIP.

      Login or Register before you can reply to Gar
    • dd replied:

      @Clementine

      ROFL, you just told her to “go to hell” while admonishing him for being “heartless”.

      People with poop for brains have no right to talk down others.

      Login or Register before you can reply to dd
    • dd replied:

      her**

      Login or Register before you can reply to dd
    • skinnymocha replied:

      Come on, let’s show some respect here instead of going at each other’s throats.

      Login or Register before you can reply to skinnymocha
  4. RLF Lover says:

    Life is that unpredictable and fragile. Truly sad but things like these happen. Rest in Peace, Sita.

    Login or Register before you can reply to RLF Lover
    • HeTieShou replied:

      Exactly and we can die at any moment and not even realize it. Rest in peace!!

      Login or Register before you can reply to HeTieShou
  5. dd says:

    >Director Patrick Kong had originally intended to romantically pair Sammy and Sita in his new movie. Since the movie is in its early pre-production stage, the script can still be altered. Patrick said, “This would have been our first time collaborating together. When we met, I was moved by her smile and cheerful personality. I said to her privately, ‘I intend to showcase your bright side to the audience on the big screen.’”

    Man, you should hold this kind of talk off for a bit until her family has had time to grieve.

    Login or Register before you can reply to dd
  6. sandcherry says:

    Very sad to hear about the death of such a young girl in a car accident. She was only 26 years old.

    Login or Register before you can reply to sandcherry
  7. Kidd says:

    R.I.P to a very talented and promising young artist.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Kidd
  8. Godon says:

    RIP…didnt know you, but by the sound of it you lived a modest life.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Godon
  9. joely says:

    Rip. i fell in love with her voice.

    Login or Register before you can reply to joely
  10. jayne says:

    I found Sita to be a promising singer as well. Hope her family stays strong over their sudden loss.

    Login or Register before you can reply to jayne
  11. UNI says:

    WHAT ARE YOU SERIOUS? And here I thought she was going to become popular in the future. This is so shocking!!

    Login or Register before you can reply to UNI
  12. Abigail says:

    I was out of words when I heard this news. Granted, I don’t know most of HK’s young singers, but I’ve gotten to know about this girl months ago I heard this song below in a movie that I watched. Hope her family stays strong with this unexpected loss.

    《蜚蜚》
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kM8e-Fa090

    Login or Register before you can reply to Abigail
  13. Tess says:

    So young, so sad. R.i.p.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Tess
  14. HeTieShou says:

    This reminds me of Taiwanese singer and actress Beatrice Hsu Wei Lun’s death years ago. They were both talented and promising singers and actresses.She was only 27. This is just so sad….

    Login or Register before you can reply to HeTieShou
  15. Rachel says:

    wow…this is so hard to believe. this is so sudden and goes to show it can happen to anyone….i really never knew much about her or listened to her songs but i’ve been listening to them a lot more to her this year and i’m sad to see her gone. RIP.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Rachel
  16. HeTieShou says:

    My mom always tells my brothers and I to NEVER drive when you are tired… Either sleep in the car or spend the night your friend’s house or somewhere. However, never drive when you are not alert because it can lead to accidents like this… This is so sad…

    Login or Register before you can reply to HeTieShou
    • sandcherry replied:

      Totally agree. That is what I always say to my family. One accident can kill your life easily.

      Login or Register before you can reply to sandcherry
    • aptos replied:

      Take a taxi. Of course, no one feels tired at the onset until something happens later. We are all guilty of it.

      Login or Register before you can reply to aptos
  17. Abby says:

    R.I.P

    Login or Register before you can reply to Abby
  18. kkk68 says:

    R.I.P Sita…..

    Login or Register before you can reply to kkk68
  19. Jack says:

    RIP

    Login or Register before you can reply to Jack
  20. jason says:

    such a pity ,she so young and hot wish she can be my girl

    Login or Register before you can reply to jason
  21. wen wen says:

    very sad new, RIP Sita. your surely be missed.

    Login or Register before you can reply to wen wen
  22. hcfoo says:

    RIP… such a promising star

    Login or Register before you can reply to hcfoo
  23. TN1 says:

    So young n so sudden! R.I.P. Sita Chan!

    Login or Register before you can reply to TN1
  24. ANGELA says:

    Truly sad news, a great loss to such a potential/aspiring musician!
    May she Rest In Peace!

    Login or Register before you can reply to ANGELA
  25. Larry 3 says:

    Sad to see her going away. She did ok, Winning JSG awards with this clap on the newcomer award in this January: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taHpkYCivrg

    A Rising star, bright future a head. Im sure she has a lot of projects that could have work on.

    Condolences to her family, friends, and her co-workers.

    May she R.I.P.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Larry 3
  26. Faith says:

    OMG..she’s so good, gorgeous and young. RIP

    Login or Register before you can reply to Faith
  27. CT says:

    R.I.P

    Login or Register before you can reply to CT
  28. skinnymocha says:

    RIP

    Login or Register before you can reply to skinnymocha
  29. mi says:

    God bless Sita~

    Login or Register before you can reply to mi
  30. viewer says:

    It’s sad, can’t imagine her how’s her family doing now.
    Rest In Peace!

    Login or Register before you can reply to viewer
  31. random G says:

    I didn’t know her before. But she is definitely a very beautiful and young girl.

    RIP.

    Login or Register before you can reply to random G
  32. Funn Lim says:

    I don’t know who she is but I am shocked as well at such young age and such sudden death. What the hell is wrong these week huh? First that Boston massacre and now this. I mean 2 different things but still as shocking.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Funn Lim
    • Larry 3 replied:

      And, Now we have Teaxs blows up. There is something wrong with my country.

      Login or Register before you can reply to Larry 3
      • Funn Lim replied:

        Shocking! The magnitude of them all!

        Login or Register before you can reply to Funn Lim
    • HeTieShou replied:

      With so many disasters happening one after another, I really wonder if our world is coming to an end soon???

      Login or Register before you can reply to HeTieShou
      • fatsy replied:

        dont drink too much fanta hts!,haha.

        Login or Register before you can reply to fatsy
      • HeTieShou replied:

        Sorry, I don’t drink anything but water, milk and fruit juice…

        Login or Register before you can reply to HeTieShou
      • Funn Lim replied:

        soya?

        Login or Register before you can reply to Funn Lim
  33. Siying says:

    Condolence to Sita’s family. Rip Sita.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Siying
  34. Theresa says:

    Life is so fragile and unpredictable. Why are there still people hurting people when everyone’s life is so precious?

    So sudden. Condolences to her family.

    Treasure every moment you have with your loved ones as you never know when the god will ask you to go.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Theresa
    • jayden replied:

      so agreed with Theresa

      Login or Register before you can reply to jayden
  35. Meiyi says:

    RIP.Sita Condolence to her Family. 🙁

    Login or Register before you can reply to Meiyi
  36. fatsy says:

    rip, sita. i think its a curse going on,every ten year that ends on number 3 will die a hong kong singer/actor,wong ka kui,danny chan,leslie cheung,anita mui,and now sita,its weird.

    Login or Register before you can reply to fatsy
  37. Cleo says:

    did shiga lin name herself after a Japanese poison connected to ricin?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiga_toxin

    Login or Register before you can reply to Cleo
  38. apple says:

    So sad life is so unpredicable yet so young car crash just take life away and that’s a taboo in life the aged of 26 to 29 years has a bad omen some times got to belive too.

    Login or Register before you can reply to apple
  39. Pinky Kang says:

    I have saw her on her graduation at City University
    Cant forget her beautiful smile…..R.I.P sita

    Login or Register before you can reply to Pinky Kang
  40. sky says:

    why can’t leader north korean die??

    Login or Register before you can reply to sky
  41. penelope says:

    I feel like HK companies overwork their artist way too much. Why didn’t they find her a driver???

    Login or Register before you can reply to penelope
  42. Dr. M says:

    So much promise and talent gone, just like that. Makes us remember that we can’t take each day for granted.

    My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans that they will be blessed with enough strength and peace to get through this difficult time 🙁
    xxx

    Login or Register before you can reply to Dr. M
  43. Eva says:

    RIP Sita. I actually thought she could be the next Joey Yeung but i really cant believe that she is gone. Life is full of unexpected moments. We should make the best that we could now

    Login or Register before you can reply to Eva
  44. TVBFanatic says:

    Sad news…. is there any details on what happened? I can’t imagine speed being a factor if it was foggy… was she wearing a seatbelt?

    Condolences to the family.

    Login or Register before you can reply to TVBFanatic
  45. Angelo says:

    http://beyondthirtynine.com/singer-sita-chan-is-dead-lets-abolish-all-private-cars/

    I wrote this in her honour, may she rest in peace.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Angelo
    • dd replied:

      >In her honour
      >Two sentences about her life/death
      >The rest pushing for a ban on private transport

      Are you kidding me?

      Login or Register before you can reply to dd
      • Larry 3 replied:

        Stupid blog, it is the driver’s fault for not being alert.

        Login or Register before you can reply to Larry 3
  46. kev says:

    RIP… Sad…

    Login or Register before you can reply to kev
  47. ping0 says:

    r.i.p

    Login or Register before you can reply to ping0
  48. Henry says:

    Very exciting topic, thanks for placing. Come pay a visit to my site I believe you will like it!

    Login or Register before you can reply to Henry