Coco Lee, a Hong Kong-born singer and composer with a flourishing career in Asia, committed suicide, her siblings announced Wednesday. She was 48 years old.
Lee’s elder sisters Carol and Nancy Lee stated in a statement released on Facebook and Instagram that the singer had been suffering from depression for several years, with her condition deteriorating dramatically in recent months.
“Although, CoCo sought professional help and did her best to fight depression, sadly that demon inside of her took the better of her,” the released statement read.
Here are 5 best Coco Lee songs to honor the Mandopop singer-
- Before I fall in love
2. Do you want my love
3. A love before time
4. Dow me dan
Lee attempted suicide over the weekend and was transported to the hospital, according to her sister. She was thought to be in a coma and died on Wednesday.
Lee, who was born in Hong Kong but later relocated to the United States to attend middle and high school, had a highly successful career as a pop singer in Asia during the 1990s and 2000s, where she was noted for her powerful voice and live performances.
Lee began her career as a Mandopop singer before branching out to release albums in Cantonese and English during the course of her nearly 30-year career.
She provided the Mandarin voice of heroine Fa Mulan in Disney’s Mulan, as well as singing the Mandarin version of the film’s theme song “Reflection.”
Lee married Bruce Rockowitz, a Canadian businessman and former CEO of Hong Kong supply chain giant Li & Fung, in 2011. Lee had two stepdaughters from her marriage to Rockowitz, but no children of her own.