Coco Lee Dies: ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ & ‘Mulan’ Singer Was 48

Coco Lee, a Hong Kong-born singer and songwriter who had a successful career in Asia, died on Wednesday after a suicide attempt. She was 48.

Lee was born in Hong Kong in 1975 and moved to the United States as a child. She began her music career in the early 1990s and released albums in both Mandarin and English. 

She became a star in Asia with her hit singles "Missing You" and "Mr. Lee." 

Lee also had a successful acting career, appearing in films such as "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Mulan." She was the first Chinese American to perform at the Oscars, singing the Best Original Song-nominated "A Love Before Time" from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

In recent years, Lee had been open about her struggles with depression. Her sisters said in a Facebook post that she had been suffering from depression for a few years and that her condition had deteriorated drastically in recent months.

Lee's death is a tragic loss for the music and entertainment world. She was a talented singer, songwriter, and actress who had a positive impact on many people. Her legacy will live on through her music and her work.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please reach out for help. There are many resources available, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. 

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