Coco Lee, singer and actor, dies by suicide at age 48

Common singer, songwriter and actor, Coco Lee has died by suicide, her siblings stated Wednesday in a social media put up. She was of 48.

Lee’s sisters Carol and Nancy stated she had been affected by despair for “just a few years however her situation deteriorated drastically over the previous couple of months.”

“Though, CoCo sought skilled assist and did her finest to battle despair, sadly that demon within her took the higher of her,” the assertion learn.

“On 2 July, she dedicated suicide at dwelling and was despatched to the hospital. Regardless of the perfect efforts of the hospital group to rescue and deal with her from her coma, she lastly handed away on 5 July, 2023,” the assertion added.

Lee was born in Hong Kong, however raised in San Francisco. After highschool, she went again to town of her delivery for a trip, the place she entered a singing contest. Lee hoped to do nothing greater than win pay for banging up her mom’s automotive in an accident. She gained first prize within the contest, and that set the wheels turning on her pop profession, the CNN reported.

The singer voiced the lead character within the Mandarin model of Disney’s hit movie Milan. She additionally carried out a music from the soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on the 2001 Oscars.

She married Bruce Rockowitz, a Canadian businessman who’s the previous chief govt of Hong Kong provide chain firm Li & Fung, in 2011. She had two stepdaughters from her marriage with Rockowitz. 

In her closing Instagram put up, Lee shared tattoos studying “love” and “religion” scrawled on her arms.

“My 2 favourite phrases that I carry strongly in my coronary heart which I desperately wanted to get via this extremely troublesome yr,” she wrote within the put up, printed on the ultimate day of 2022.

“Not solely did she convey us pleasure along with her songs and dances previously 29 years, however she additionally labored onerous to interrupt new floor for Chinese language singers within the worldwide music scene and has been doing her utmost to shine for the Chinese language,” Lee’s sisters wrote.

“Though CoCo stays on this planet for not lengthy a time, her rays of sunshine will final endlessly!” the assertion learn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Up to date: 06 Jul 2023, 02:29 AM IST