Anita Ying Fong Mui's Memorial

Anita Ying Fong Mui
(1963 - 2003)

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Name: Miss Anita Ying Fong Mui
Gender: Female
Age: 40 years old
Lived: Thursday, 10 October 1963 - Tuesday, 30 December 2003

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Anita Mui (Mui Ying Fong 梅艷芳) is remembered as one of the greatest artists in the Asian Pop industry. She died from cervical cancer on December 30 2003 at the age of only 40.

Anita is often considered the “Queen” of Cantonese Pop (Canto Pop).  In the 1980s, in an industry that was predominantly dominated by male artists, she became one of the first female artists in Hong Kong to sell more than 10 million records. Together with Alan Tam and Leslie Cheung (another popular Hong Kong pop star, often considered to be the first “Heavenly King” of Canto Pop, committed suicide in April 2003), they introduce an idol craze that was never seen before in the traditionally more demure and conservative Asian Pop Culture, thus creating the Canto Pop Culture.

The death of Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung was not only a great loss to the Hong Kong entertainment industry, but also to the Canto Pop Culture which began to wane soon after their death due to poor quality of the newcomers.

Anita started to sing at a very young age of four years old and turned professional at the age of only seven. And until her death more than thirty years later, she had released over 40 albums and won numerous singing awards.

Anita is also well-know for her acting careers, casting in over 40 films and winning a number of awards in acting.

Anita’s great passion for the stage won great admiration among fellow artists and the hearts of many fans throughout Asia and among the overseas Asian communities. Her first concert held in 1985 lasted for 15 nights. Her 28 consecutive concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum in late 1987 through early 1988 established a world record at that time. In 1990, Anita decided to make ways to newcomers and held farewell concerts for 33 consecutive nights before retiring. She was only 28 years old. However, due to her popularity, she returned to the stage in 1994.

In September 2003, Anita announced that she had been fighting cervical cancer. Despite her illness, Anita chose to end her life in the same way as her life begins, on the stage. Enduring great pain and fatigue, she continued on with her singing and acting until her body could endure no more.

In her final days, Anita held eight concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum. She was also cast for Zhang Yi Mou's 2004 movie House of Flying Daggers and retired only two weeks before her death. The filming was already 80% completed when she died. Zhang didn't replace Anita's role with another actress. Instead the screenplay was changed and the leader of the "House of Flying Daggers" never appears in the movie as it was Anita's role. The film is dedicated in her memory.

Anita’s funeral was one of the biggest ever held in Hong Kong, rivaling that of Bruce Lee’s.

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Biography

Country of Birth: Hong Kong
Country of Residence: Hong Kong
Occupation: Entertainment
Marital Status: Single
Religion: Buddhist

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Place of Passing: Hong Kong
Date of Passing: 30 December 2003
Cause of Passing: Cervical Cancer
Funeral Location: Hong Kong
Funeral Date: 12 January 2004
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