Coco Lee, the Chinese-American female singer, died at the age of 48 on July 5 after three days of coma in a Hong Kong hospital. This followed her eventual fatal suicide attempt the previous Sunday (July 2) at her home. She suffered from depression for a few years before her condition deteriorated the last few months, succumbing to critically worsening mental condition.
She was raised and spent her middle and high school years in San Francisco (plus attending briefly in UC/Irvine before leaving her pre-med studies to focus on her music career). She most successfully was introduced to TV audiences singing the end titles of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon '' from 2000 by the Taiwanese director Ang Lee as was introduced by Julia Stiles at the following Oscar event.
Strangely, in one of her last social media posts she encouraged her followers to “spread positivity”. Tragic(also the title of her last single). One comment on YouTube reads hoping she “...can continue singing up in heaven, far away from pain and illness. Your song will forever live..”.
PS. Her only BB US hit was from 1999 dance charts “Do You Want My Love”.
PPS. Here’s a link to Mike Kasem’s morning show the day after on Singapore’s OMNY-FM (specifically between 7m53s and 9m29s with some reflections.)