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Mulan dub star Coco Lee dies aged 48

Mulan dub star Coco Lee dies aged 48

The singer, songwriter and actress died in hospital following a suicide attempt.

Ferren ‘Coco’ Lee, the Hong Kong-born American singer, songwriter and actress well known for her expansive music career and work dubbing Mulan (1998) has died. She was just 48 years old.

As Reuters reports, Lee died yesterday (5 July) in hospital. Her sisters, Nancy and Carol, confirmed the news on Instagram, and stated that she was hospitalised following a suicide attempt which left her in a coma.

“As a family of Coco, we are very grateful and honoured to have such an excellent and outstanding sister,” Lee’s sisters wrote on Instagram. “We are thankful to God for giving us such a kind angel.”

They continued: “We would like to thank the medical staff again for their dedication to care throughout the whole process. At the same time, we hope that everyone will not only miss Coco, but also share her bright smile, treat people with sincerity, and convey kindness and love to everyone around us, and continue Coco’s wish to let everyone around feel her love and happiness. Although Coco stays in the world for not long a time, her rays of light will last forever!”

In her 30-year long music career, Lee recorded 18 studio albums. She voiced Mulan in the Mandarin version of the animated Disney movie and sang its theme song, ‘Reflection’. Notably, she also sang 'A Love Before Time' for the martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and later performed it during during the 73rd Academy Awards.

Here at GAMINGbible, our thoughts go out to Lee’s family and friends at this difficult time - may she rest in peace.

If you’ve suffered from any of the issues discussed in this article and wish to talk to someone, you can contact Samaritans for free 24 hours a day on 116 123. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 between 6pm and midnight every day.

Featured Image Credit: Coco Lee via Instagram, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution/Disney

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