G. McConway
July 7, 2023

Disney ‘Mulan’ Star Dead at 48

How can people who seemingly have it all be so depressed that they take their own lives?

We see it all the time, and it happened again this week with a former Disney star.

Coco Lee, who performed in the Mandarin version of "Mulan," died on Wednesday after a botched suicide attempt, reported the New York Times.

She's Gone

Lee had a dream to be instrumental in crossing over as both an Asian and American pop star.

Her dream came true when she performed in the soundtracks of "Mulan" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

While the spotlight was shining on her, Lee stated, Music business-wise, there have not been successful Asian artists and hopefully I'm able to change that.

"It's always tough for the first one. But I believe through time we can do it."

She was right, appearing at the Academy Awards in 2001 to perform "A Love Before Time."

Actress Julia Stiles introduced her, stating, "Combining the flavor and texture of Eastern music with the orchestral color and sensitive lyrics of Western culture, the magic of this stunningly beautiful film is truly realized in this evocative love ballad."

Lee continued to record, ironically releasing her last single, "Tragic," only a few months ago.

Her family confirmed that Lee had struggled with depression, stating, "Although, Coco sought professional help and did her best to fight depression, sadly that demon inside of her took the better of her."

According to the Sky News report, Lee had attempted to take her own life, but survived the initial attempt and was hospitalized, where she did pass away on Wednesday.

Rest in peace.

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