American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress, Coco Lee died at the age of 48 on July 2. The Lee sisters confirmed social media.
Coco Lee died after battling depression and a failed suicide attempt at home on July 2. Lee’s sisters, Carol and Nancy Lee, said the Chinese singer tried to take her own life at home on Sunday before attempts to treat her in a hospital failed and she passed away on Wednesday.
The Lee sisters said via Instagram post, “With great sadness, we are here to break the most devastating news: CoCo had been suffering from depression for a few years but her condition deteriorated drastically over the last few months. Although CoCo sought professional help and did her best to fight depression, sadly that demon inside of her took the better of her.”
“On 2 July, she committed suicide at home and was sent to the hospital. Despite the best efforts of the hospital team to rescue and treat her from her coma, she finally passed away on 5 July 2023,” they added.
Lee’s career began in Hong Kong and then expanded to Taiwan. Her single, “Do You Want My Love” also entered the U.S. music charts. Her first English-language album was Just No Other Way (1999). At the Oscars, she performed the Best Original Song nominated, “A Love Before Time” from the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Disney star and pop singer, Coco Lee Died at Age 48