Hong Kong pop star Ellen Joyce Loo dies in fall from building at age 32

Ellen Joyce Loo was found dead at the scene outside a Happy Valley residence in Hong Kong on Aug 5, 2018.
Ellen Joyce Loo was found dead at the scene outside a Happy Valley residence in Hong Kong on Aug 5, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

Hong Kong pop star Ellen Joyce Loo died at age 32 on Sunday (Aug 5) outside a Happy Valley residence, according to local reports.

The police received a report of a person falling from a building in Sing Woo Road at about 9.50am.

A police source said that it was the singer and added that Loo was found dead at the scene. Police investigations are ongoing.

Toronto-born Loo moved to Hong Kong when she was four. In 2001 at the age of 15, she formed a band called at17 with Eman Lam. In 2010, Loo struck out on her own in Taiwan.

She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013.

Last year, she came out as a lesbian, thanking her wife Fisher Yu during her speech while collecting an award at the 28th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan.

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