Disney’s Mulan Star Coco Lee Has Died Aged 48

Coco Lee Dead: The Disney star has sadly died aged 48.
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Disney star Coco Lee has sadly died aged 48.

The Hong-Kong born singer – whose real name is Ferren Lee – moved to the US as a child and released several albums both in English and Mandarin.

Her voicework is recognisable from the Mandarin version of the Disney classic Mulan, in which she voiced the titular character as well as singing the film’s theme song ‘Reflection’.

Devastatingly, it has been confirmed by Lee’s sisters that she passed away after being placed in a coma.

Find out more about Coco Lee’s tragic death below…

In a statement on Facebook and Instagram, Lee’s older sisters, Carol and Nancy, explained that Lee had been ‘suffering from depression’ for a few years, but sadly her condition had ‘deteriorated drastically’ over the last few months.

“Although CoCo sought professional help and did her best to fight depression, sadly that demon inside of her took the better of her,” they penned.

Lee’s siblings went on to confirm that the actress had attempted suicide over the weekend.

They continued: “On July 2, she committed suicide at home and was sent to the hospital. Despite the best efforts of the hospital team to rescue and treat her from her coma, she finally passed away on July 5, 2023.”

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The sisters then paid tribute to their sister and her illustrious career, adding that 2023 is the 30th anniversary of Lee’s career.

The statement added: “As a family of CoCo, we are very grateful and honoured to have such an excellent and outstanding sister. We are thankful to God for giving us such a kind angel.

“We know now she has gone to a happier place and no longer suffers from depression.

“Now, our greatest responsibility is to take good care of our elderly mother. I hope everyone will pray for this poor old lady and allow us time and privacy in healing.”

The sisters ended their post by thanking the medical staff for their ‘dedication’ to looking after Lee throughout this time, while hoping that everyone will ‘share her bright smile’.


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Fans have taken to the comments and paid tribute to the ‘Do You Want My Love’ singer.

One person says: “May Coco rest in peace. Her voice lasts forever in our hearts.”

Someone else adds: “Sending you all the love and light in the world.”

A third fan comments: “May she rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.”

“She is immortal to me, RIP,” pens another person.

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Lee was the first Chinese singer to break into the American market, with her song ‘Do You Want My Love’ charting at number four on Billboard’s Hot Dance Breakouts chart in December 1999.

She performed at the 2001 Oscar Awards with her song ‘A Love Before Time’ – from the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – making her the first Chinese American artist to perform at the awards show.

Lee also became a judge on the first series of the talent show Chinese Idol.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the US at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

In the UK, the Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. You can contact them for free by calling 116 123, emailing [email protected] or heading to the website to find your nearest branch.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.