Damien Sin

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Damien Sin
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The late author Damien Sin
Born 1965
Singapore
Died 2011 (aged 46)
Singapore
Other names Foong Yu Lei

Damien Sin (1965–2011), born Foong Yu Lei, was a Singaporean author, poet and musician. He has written several bestselling books published by the Angsana Books imprint of publisher Flame of the Forest. Sin died in 2011[1][2]

After failing his 'A' Levels, Sin started his career as a karaoke-jockey before he turned to writing erotic stories while he was in detention for a drug offence.[3][4] He was a member of Russell Lee's team of ghost writers. Sin also wrote the screenplay of the critically acclaimed film, Mee Pok Man (1995), which launched director Eric Khoo's career. Its story was based on Sin's short story "One Last Cold Kiss", which appeared in Classic Singapore Horror Stories: Book 2 (1994). Khoo later dedicated his film In the Room (2015) to Sin.[5]

Sin was also the frontman of the band, Fairweather Friends, whose music appeared on various Pony Canyon compilations released in Singapore in the 1990s, including Dazed and Confused, and Transformer, whose members went on to form Zircon Lounge.[6] As a solo singer-songwriter he has performed at The Substation in Singapore under the name 'The Hardcore Troubadour'.[citation needed]

Sin died of a drug overdose in 2011. He was 46.[7]

Portrait of Singapore author, poet and musician Damien Sin (1964-2011)

Books[edit]

  • Classic Singapore Horror Stories: Book 1 (1992) ISBN 9810032439
  • Classic Singapore Horror Stories: Book 2 (1994) ISBN 9813056126
  • Tall Tales and Short Stories (1995) ISBN 9813056134
  • Saints, Sinners and Singaporeans: A Collection of Poems (1998) ISBN 9813056177
  • Classic Singapore Horror Stories: Book 3 (2000) ISBN 9813056401
  • Classic Singapore Horror Stories: Book 4 (2003) ISBN 9813056681

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lui, John (15 October 2014). "Upcoming Eric Khoo film dedicated to late horror writer Damien Sin". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  2. ^ Chang, Justin. "Film Review: 'In the Room'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Just being myself". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. 5 November 1992.
  4. ^ Lim, Sin Thai (22 August 1992). "The horrors of Sin". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times.
  5. ^ "The men behind mee pok man". Singapore Press Holdings. The Straits Times. 7 August 1995. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  6. ^ Wee, Samuel Caleb. "Punk Monk Hunk". POSKOD.SG. Studio Wong Huzir. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. ^ "A journey through S'pore films". Singapore Press Holdings. The Business Times. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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