Coco Lee, ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Mulan’ singer, dies at 48
Chinese American singer-songwriter Coco Lee has died by suicide at the age of 48, according to her sisters.
Lee’s death: Lee’s sisters, Car...
Michelle De Pacina
Tom Hsieh, former SF supervisor and developer ‘hero,’ dies at 91
Former San Francisco Supervisor Thomas “Tom” Hsieh, who was regarded as a “hero” and a trailblazer for Chinese Americans in loca...
Jiang Yanyong, Chinese doctor who exposed SARS cover-up, dies at 91
Jiang Yanyong, the former chief surgeon of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Hospital who exposed to the world the Chinese government’s...
Kenzaburo Ōe, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and peace activist, dies at 88
Nobel Laureate and Japanese contemporary writer Kenzaburo Ōe has died at age 88.
Known for his compelling stories and essays that challenged...
Theodore Kanamine, the US Army’s first Japanese American general, dies at 93
Theodore “Ted” Shigeru Kanamine, the U.S. Army’s first-ever Japanese American general, died on Thursday at 93.
According to Kana...
Leiji Matsumoto, ‘Space Battleship Yamato’ mangaka and Daft Punk collaborator, dies at 85
Leiji Matsumoto, who is best known for creating classic manga and anime space sagas “Space Battleship Yamato,” “Space Pirate Captain H...
Asian American studies trailblazer Betty Lee Sung dies at 98
Asian American activist, academic and author Betty Lee Sung has died at 98.
Sung died at her Silver Spring, Maryland, home on Thursday. Her...
Film & TV
Prolific South Korean actor Yoon Jeong-hee dies at 79
Renowned South Korean actor Yoon Jeong-hee has died at the age of 79.
After battling Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes, the actor died in Par...
King Phojanakong, influential Filipino food chef of New York, dies at 54
King Phojanakong, who helped popularize Filipino food in New York and beyond, has died at the age of 54.
The chef had visited the NYU Lange’...
Arata Isozaki, renowned architect of iconic buildings throughout the world, dies at 91
Arata Isozaki, the 2019 Pritzker Prize-winning architect best known for his designs that blended Eastern and Western cultures, has died at 9...
‘Last Hawaiian princess’ Abigail Kawānanakoa dies at 96
Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, who was referred to by locals as the "last princess" of Hawaii, died on Sunday night at th...
Malaysian founder of noodle snack Mamee Monster dies at 92
Pang Chin Hin, the Malaysian founder of the company behind iconic dry noodle snack Mamee Monster, died on Nov. 5 at the age of 92.
Actor Lee Jihan among dead in Seoul Halloween tragedy
Korean star Lee Jihan, 24, was among the at least 154 people crushed to death during Halloween festivities in Seoul on Saturday evening.
Manga artist Fujiko Fujio A, co-creator of Doraemon, passes away at 88
Fujiko Fujio A, the co-creator of the beloved character Doraemon, died at age 88 on Thursday.
Fujio A, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, wa...
Vietnamese peace activist, writer and Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh dies at 95
Prominent Buddhist monk, writer and Vietnamese peace activist Thích Nhất Hạnh passed away at the age of ninety-five.
Plum Village, the first...
Nai-Ni Chen, world-renowned Chinese American dancer and choreographer, dies at 62
Nai-Ni Chen, a world-renowned dancer and choreographer, died after drowning during a vacation in Hawaii on Sunday. She was 62.
Malaysian Family Advertises Single Son as an Eligible Bachelor in His Father’s Obituary
Some parents go to extreme lengths to try and find their children life-long partners — one Malaysian family went as far as advertising...
Asian American Film and TV Luminary Elizabeth Sung Passes Away at Age 63
The Asian American Pacific Islander entertainment community has lost one of its biggest heroes with the recent passing of beloved actress an...
Former Dancer Granted $223,000 Inheritance From Late HBO Exec Micky Liu
A court in Manhattan has upheld the claims of a former stripper to a six-figure inheritance left to her by a client– an HBO executive ...
‘Father of American Taekwondo’ Passes Away at 86
Jhoon Rhee, known as the “father of American Taekwondo,” passed away at the age of 86 on Monday.
Rhee spent his final moments in hospice car...