Coco Lee, the Hong Kong-born singer and songwriter known for her powerful voice and live performances, tragically died by suicide at the age of 48.

Despite seeking professional help and battling depression, Coco Lee's condition deteriorated drastically over the last few months, leading to her untimely death.

Lee, who began her career as a Mandopop singer, later branched out to release albums in Cantonese and English, becoming a trailblazer for Chinese singers in the international music scene.

She made history as the first Chinese singer to break into the American market, with her English song "Do You Want My Love" reaching #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Breakouts chart in 1999.

Lee's talent extended beyond singing, as she voiced the character Fa Mulan in the Mandarin version of Disney's "Mulan" and sang the Mandarin version of the movie's theme song "Reflection."

She was married to Bruce Rockowitz, a Canadian businessman and former CEO of Li & Fung, and had two stepdaughters from the marriage.

Lee's most recent Instagram post showcased her tattoos with the words "love" and "faith" and hinted at the challenges she faced in 2022.

Coco Lee's legacy will be remembered as that of an important musical legend who opened doors for Chinese singers and inspired countless individuals with her talent and courage.