A Triumph of Talent Coco Lee: Biography, Age, Husband and Cause of death at 48.

Coca-Lee-biography age, Husband, career and death.

Coco Lee Personal information

Full NameFerren Lee-Kelly
Date of Birth17 January 1975
Birth PlaceBritish Hong Kong
MotherMs. Li
FatherLee Zhong Yuan
SiblingsCarol (elder sister)
 Nancy Lee (elder sister)
HusbandBruce Rockowitz
ChildrenNo Children
School/ collegeIrvine University of California
ProfessionAmerican singer-songwriter
Net Worth$ 30 Million


Date of Birth17 January 1975
Time of Birth12:00:00 (Garbage)
Place of BirthBritish Hong Kong
Day of BirthFriday 
Rashi SignAquarius
Sun Sign

Birth Chart


She was born in the Variyan Yoga. People born under this yoga are good at music, dance, and art activity. This yoga gives specialization in art and creativity.

She has three planets, Sun, Venus, and Mercury, in the 10th house, indicating that her life dives towards her career and she will achieve good heights in her career life.

Saggitarius Mars in the 9th house gives good fortune to her.

Who is Coco Lee?

Coco Lee was a well-known Hong Kong born American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. She was known for her powerful voice and was the first Asian artist to perform at the Oscars.

She was born on 17 January 1975 in Hong Kong and committed suicide at 48 on  5 July 2023.

Coco Lee Early Life and Family

Coco Lee was born on 17 January 1975 with the name Ferren Lee-Kelly. Her mother was Hongkong Cantonese origin, and her father was of Indonesian descent.

Her father passed away when she was in the womb of her mother. She was the third child of her parents before her two sisters Li Qiulin and  Nancy Lee were born.



Her father passed away when she was in the womb of her mother. Her mother was the one who nourished all three girls. Her mother and father met at Perking University.

She was a beautiful woman, and Coco Lee’s father fell in love with her. After dating each other, both tied the knot. His father died early and left Li alone with three children.



Carol Lee and  Nancy Lee are the elder sisters of Coco Lee.

Nancy Lee was very close to her. She was her spiritual advisor and always taught her yoga. She always helps in managing her work.

Coco Lee sister Nancy-Lee
Coco Lee sister Nancy-Lee


Bruce Rockowitz is a Canadian businessman who was born in the year 1958. He is the co-founder of Pure Group and chairman of Rock Media International.

Coco Lee and Bruce Rockwitz tied the knot on 27 October 2011 in a Jewish ceremony in Hong Kong. She dated him for 8 years before her marriage to him.

Coco Lee was the second wife of Bruce Rockowitz. He had two daughters from his first wife.

Bruce-Rockowitz CoCo Lee husband
Bruce-Rockowitz CoCo Lee husband

Coco Lee Education

  • She attained her primary education at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco, California. Later her family shifted to the United States.
  • She attended the Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School for higher studies in Science and Technology.
  • For University education, she was admitted to the Irvine University of California and pursued her degree in psychology.

Coco Lee Career

During her college day, she participated in the singing competition. In Hong- Kong she participated in the New Talent Singing Awards in 1993 and won the first prize. This incident brought her into the spotlight and builds desire for a singing career.

In 1994, she released the self-titled album ” Coco Lee.” Through this album, her powerful voice becomes popular among Chinese-speaking audiences. Her first album was well-recognized in Asia.

In 1998 her English version song Reflection of the Disney animated movie Mulan borden her popularity among the Western audience.

In 1999 she introduced her English version song “Just No Other Way,” which also hit the fan base.

She introduced her song in English and Mandarin and also sang pop, R&B, and dance which shows her versatile nature in singing. She also collaborated with other singers like Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, and Lionel Richie.

Other than her singing and acting career, she was also a great philanthropist who gave charity to children’s welfare.

She has released about 18 musical albums in her Musical career.

Coco Lee Achievements

  • MTV Asia Awards
  • World Music Awards
  • Golden Melody Awards
  • The first Chinese singer to perform at the Oscars

Coco Lee death

Coco Lee passed away on 5 July 2023 after a suicide attempt. She was battling with depression and attempted suicide Sunday, 2 July 2023.
She was admitted to the Queen Marry Hospital. The medical team informed her family that her brain cell was not working and there was little hope for her survival.

The medical team did what was possible to save coco lee’s life, but after battling with her life, she died on 5 July 2023.


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