Hong Kong-born singer Coco Lee tragically passes away at the age of 48

Coco Lee, a talented singer and songwriter from Hong Kong who achieved great success in Asia, has sadly died by suicide, according to a statement from her siblings on Wednesday. She was 48 years old.

Lee had been battling depression for several years, and her condition had significantly worsened in recent months, as revealed by her elder sisters Carol and Nancy Lee in a Facebook and Instagram post.

Despite seeking professional help and fighting against depression, unfortunately, the inner demon overpowered her,” the statement read.

Lee made an attempt on her life at home over the weekend and was immediately taken to a hospital, where she remained in a coma until her passing on Wednesday.

Born in Hong Kong, Lee later moved to the United States, where she attended middle and high school. She achieved immense success in Asia as a pop singer during the 1990s and 2000s, known for her exceptional vocal abilities and captivating live performances.

Initially focused on Mandopop, Lee expanded her repertoire to include albums in Cantonese and English throughout her illustrious 30-year career.

She gained further recognition as the Mandarin voice of Fa Mulan in Disney’s Mulan and also performed the Mandarin version of the movie’s theme song, “Reflection.”

In 2011, Lee married Bruce Rockowitz, a Canadian businessman and former CEO of Hong Kong supply chain company Li & Fung. Although she had stepdaughters from her marriage, Lee did not have children of her own.

Coco is also widely recognized for her relentless efforts in introducing Chinese singers to the international music scene, and she wholeheartedly represented the Chinese culture,” her sisters expressed in their post.

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