Who was CoCo Lee?
CoCo Lee was a Chinese-American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress.
In 1998, she was hired to sing the song Reflection for the Disney adaptation of the Chinese folktale Mulan.
The success of the movie and the song helped her reach international fame.
She went on to sell tens of millions of Chinese and English albums.
On July 5, 2023, it was revealed that Coco had died at the age of 48 after taking her own life at home, her family announced.
Her sisters broke the tragic news on social media and said that she had a long battle with depression in recent years.
“With great sadness, we are here 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,” her elder sisters Carol and Nancy Lee wrote on Instagram.
“Although CoCo sought professional help and did her best to fight depression, sadly that demon inside of her took the better of her.”
They added: “Despite the best efforts of the hospital team to rescue and treat her from her coma, she finally passed away on July 5, 2023.”
You’re Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm