Anna Shay, the quirky de facto matriarch of the Netflix reality series “Bling Empire” has died of a stroke. She was 62.
Shay’s family confirmed the news to media.
“It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away at the early age of 62 from a stroke.”
Here are 5 facts you didn’t know about her
She was the richest out of the Bling Empire cast
Anna was the daughter of billionaires. The heiress’ parents were Edward Shay and Ai-San Shay, who accumulated their wealth in the arms and defence technology trade.
In 2006, Anna and her sibling inherited their father’s shares and sold them for $1.2 billion, putting Anna’s personal net worth around the $600 million
She’s been married and divorced four times
Anna Shay had been married and divorced four times, but none of her wealth came from her ex-husbands, with various reports suggesting the splits were amicable. Being the private icon that she was, Anna did not revealed the identities of her four husbands.
She didn’t know what to do with the money she’s earned from Bling Empire
In an interview, Anna admitted that she found it “so confusing” when she got the cheques for appearing on the hit show, before going on to say she thinks the money “belongs to the crew”.
She was once mugged at gun point (and the robbers forgot her wallet)
Speaking to Town & Country, Anna revealed she was once robbed at gunpoint at a drive-through, only for the robbers to take her friends’ wallets but forget hers before she jumped out of the car and hand-delivered it to them.
She once managed a Cuban Salsa band
In the same interview, Anna dished on how she saw a Cuban Salsa band perform, decided they weren’t as successful as they deserved to be based on their talent, and resolved to become their manager on the spot.