Singer Ellen Joyce Loo dies at 32, in apparent suicide
Singer Ellen Joyce Loo died on Sunday in apparent suicide after falling from a building in Hong Kong. She was 32. Loo’s body was found on Sunday morning at the foot of her home in Happy Valley, on Hong Kong Island. Police say they are not treating her death as suspicious.
On the other hand, no suicide note was found on the scene. The singer – who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013 – had been working in music industry since the age of 17 and won many prices for songwriting in Taiwan.
Known most of all for being a founder of the folk-pop rock group at17, Loo was also involved in the production and song writing of other artists’ albums such as Kay Tse, Miriam Yeung and Sally Yeh.
It was the singer’s music production house People Mountain People Sea to confirm the sad news of her death, releasing a statement on Loo’s facebook account saying, that she was fighting a battle against emotional illness.
“Bipolar is terrible, and lu kai-Tung has been brave enough to fight this disease with many different ways, including coming out to share his experience with the public. We call on everyone to pay attention to the growing problem of this disease, and friends who suffer from emotional illness,” the statement read.