17 Dec – Chin Ka Lok recently revealed that the memorial service/retrospective held to commemorate martial arts actor Chan Sing was fully sponsored by the Hong Kong Stuntman Association (HKSA).
As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who is also the president of the said association, shared that he contacted Chan's wife through filmmaker Ng See Yuen upon finding out about the actor's death and learned that Chan had wanted to return to Hong Kong to meet up with his friends prior to his passing.
"So we decided to hold a retrospective to fulfil his last wish. Big Brother [Sammo Hung] was filming in Beijing, but returned to Hong Kong specifically for this service. Yasuaki Kurata also made a special trip from Japan. Everything turned out well," he said.
Chin revealed that he grew up watching Chan's movies, and then started his showbiz career starring in a Sammo Hung's movie - the same person who directed Chan in "The Iron-Fisted Monk".
"I consider that fate," he added.
On the other hand, Chan's widow expressed her gratitude that friends and family members attended the said service to commemorate her husband.
"His final wish was to build a memorial hall in Indonesia. There are five buildings in total, and the first one is already completed. It is mainly for charity purposes as we hope to help children read and learn Chinese," she said.
Chan Sing passed away in Jakarta, Indonesia at the age of 82.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)