Singer Coco Lee Dies at 48 by Suicide After Battling Depression for a Few Years


On 5 July 2023, Hong Kong-born singer Coco Lee‘s sisters took to social media to announce the her death.

She was sent to the hospital on 2 July and passed away on 5 July 2023.

Singer Coco Lee Dies at 48 by Suicide After Battling Depression for a Few Years

Lee’s sisters revealed that she has been fighting against depression for a few years.

She had been seeking professional help and did her best to overcome the condition. However, over the past few months, her depression worsened.

On 2 July 2023, Lee committed suicide at home and was sent to the hospital.

Despite the hospital’s best effort, they were unable to rouse her from her coma and she finally passed away on 5 July 2023.

Before ending the post, Lee’s sisters took the time to thank the medical team for their dedication.

Her 30th Year Anniversary

2023 marks Coco Lee’s 30th year anniversary of her singing career.

During her journey, she had won countless awards with top-selling songs and awed audiences with her live performances.

She was the first to break into the American market, paving the way forward for Chinese singers.

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Coco Lee Worried Fans with New Year’s Eve Post

In her New Year’s Eve Instagram post, Lee shared about how “love and faith” are her two favourite words.

She had carried them strongly in her heart to get through “this incredibly difficult year”.

Her post were accompanied by several pictures, including one showing her weighing just 42.5kg, and another which looks like a drainage bag on her body.

Despite that, Lee sounded positive in the post.

“My goal in 2023 is to share my life story and how I faced major life-changing hurdles and still manage to keep a positive attitude.”

“Just like The Great Wall of China, I will never fall. If I can overcome anything, so can you.”


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Rest in peace, Coco Lee, and our condolences to the grieving family. 

Where You May Get Help

  • Samaritans of Singapore: 1-767 (24-hour hotline) or 9151 1767 (24-hour CareText via WhatsApp)
  • Singapore Association of Mental Health: 1800 283 7019
  • Emergency helpline of the Institute of Mental Health: 6389 2222 (24-hour hotline)