According to a statement from her family, CoCo Lee, a singer and actress born in Hong Kong, passed away on Wednesday. Her sisters, Carol and Nancy, shared on Instagram that CoCo had been battling depression for several years, but her condition significantly worsened in the past few months.
According to the sisters, Lee made the decision to end her life on Sunday and was immediately taken to the hospital, where medical professionals made efforts to save her. Unfortunately, after being in a coma for three days, she passed away.
“In 2023, CoCo would have celebrated her 30th anniversary in the music industry. Throughout the past 29 years, she garnered numerous international accolades with her best-selling songs and delivered unforgettable live performances,” stated the sisters. “CoCo was renowned for her relentless efforts in paving the way for Chinese singers in the global music scene, and she wholeheartedly showcased her talent on behalf of China.”
“We take immense pride in her! As CoCo’s family, we feel deeply grateful and privileged to have had such an exceptional and remarkable sister,” they expressed. “We thank God for blessing us with a gentle angel like her. We believe that she has now found a happier place and is free from the burdens of depression. We trust that God is taking care of her best interests.”
According to The Washington Post, Lee, an acclaimed international music star, gained recognition for her Oscar-nominated song “A Love Before Time” from the film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Additionally, she provided the voice for the main character in Disney’s “Mulan” upon its release in China.