Obituary News: Mr. Song-u AN (A.K.A. Mr. Yuji YASUDA)

We cannot easily accept the fact that we can no longer meet you. We certainly remember your efforts.

Whether the word “bridge” is correct, it may also be called “coordinator”. Your enthusiasm was tremendous. There were times when you weren’t rewarded, but you were consistently striving. We think that it was known not only to the magic world of South Korea and North Korea, but also to the magic world of Asia and the world.

We felt very sad when you told us that you were sick, and at the same time we believed that you would definitely come back. When we received a report that you had successfully completed the surgery and were discharged from the hospital, we even thought, “It’s Mr. Yasuda’s strength!”

But sometimes heaven is cruel. We still needed you in our world. But heaven needed you and took you out of our world. We regret that we have to send you to heaven. However, it may be time for us to send you to heaven and support your success in heaven.

Finally, as FISM ASIA, a leader in the magic world of Asia, we are proud to have been on the Executive Board.
Please rest in peace. Thank you very much.

당신을 더 이상 볼 수 없다는 사실을 우리는 쉽게 받아들일 수 없습니다.당신이 애썼다는 거 저희는 확실히 기억하고 있어요.

가교라는 말이 맞는지 조정자라고도 할 수 있습니다.당신의 열정은 대단했어요.몇 번이고 보상받지 못할 때도 있었지만 당신은 굽히지 않고 일관되게 매진하고 있었습니다.그것은, 한국의 마술계, 북한의 마술계 뿐만이 아니라, 아시아 전 국토, 아니 세계의 마술계에도 알리고 있었다고 우리는 생각합니다.

당신이 병에 걸렸다는 것을 전했을 때, 매우 슬픈 기분과 동시에, 당신의 일이니 절대 복귀하리라 믿었습니다.당신이 수술도 무사히 마치고 퇴원했다는 보고를 우리가 받았을 때도 ‘역시 야스다 씨의 저력이야!’라고 생각했을 정도입니다.

하지만 때로 하늘은 잔인합니다.아직도 우리 세상에서 당신은 필요했어요.하지만 당신을 천국이 필요로 해서 우리 세계에서 데려가 버렸습니다.우리는 당신을 하늘나라로 떠나보내야 한다는 것에 대해 유감스럽게 생각합니다.그러나 우리는 당신을 하늘나라로 보내고 하늘나라에서의 활약을 응원할 때가 지금일지도 모릅니다.

마지막으로 우리 아시아 마술의 견인차인 FISM ASIA로서 당신이 Excutive Board로 있었다는 사실이 자랑스럽습니다.편안히 주무세요.고마웠습니다


On behalf of FISM ASIA

Obituary News: Ms. Loke Lan KENG

A mother figure to the Singapore magic community, she has departed to heaven. There is no denying that her passing is a great loss to our FISM member club, GWR (The Great Wong Ring). However, we hope that GWR’s juniors will follow in her footsteps, wish her all the best.

On behalf of FISM ASIA


It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of the wife of our late “The Great Wong” – our Ring 115 is named after him: “The Great Wong Ring”. She passed away peacefully this afternoon while listening to Christian worship songs at home. She has lived to a ripe old age of 98.


President of The Great Wong

John TEO


*This video is created by her son Mr. Victor NG

Obituary News: Mr. Santa Jim CHAN

JIM, a key member of MAHK, one of the FISM member clubs in Asia, passed away on August 13. We are pleased to report here that the funeral service was completed today (see the letter from Kenneth Chan, MAHK President, below for details).

For many years, he was an invaluable part of the Hong Kong and Asian magic community. Especially for the performers and staff at the shows who felt comfortable just having him backstage. I’ll miss him very much and don’t want to imagine that we won’t be able to see his face anymore as I can only remember his smile, but I want to pray for his soul and praise him for all he has done. I hope he will entertain many people in heaven.

On behalf of FISM ASIA




Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong (“MAHK”) announces with great sadness that Mr. Jim Chan (a.k.a. Santa Jim), the Programme Secretary of MAHK Executive Committee, passed away in Hong Kong on 13 August, 2020.


Apart from being a professional actor, magician, balloonist, Santa Jim was also a renowned mascot actor and creator, and the only “mascot magician” in Hong Kong. In 2009, Santa Jim won the “2009 Olympic Santa Claus” title in the annual “Santa Claus Winter Games” in Sweden. In 2013, he founded the Santa School Hong Kong.


In the world of magic, Santa Jim was an Inner Circle Member of MAHK, and an active member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin). He took active part in all MAHK theatre productions, both on stage and at backstage. He became the team leader of MAHK Voluntary Service Team in 1997, and managed our voluntary performances. In 2002, Santa Jim was elected to be a member of the MAHK Executive Committee, and had served as the Committee’s Programme Secretary until his sad departure yesterday.


Santa Jim made invaluable contributions and provided tremendous leadership and guidance to the establishment and development of MAHK. The MAHK Executive Committee expresses its deepest sorrow for his departure and conveys its deepest condolences to Santa Jim’s family.


On behalf of MAHK Executive Committee
Kenneth Chan

2018 (C) FISM ASIA

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