Malaysian singer Joyce Leelyn (李菱) drew her final breath yesterday (Tuesday, 3rd August) evening at approximately 6:30pm. Known as the “Queen of Best Singers” among her peers, she celebrated her 46th birthday last month on 17th July.
Her sudden death is not only a blow to her family members but to the community who knew and loved her. It was her daughter Jolyn who broke the sad news on her mom’s Facebook page and relayed the information to the Chinese media.
“Hello everyone, I’m Leelyn’s daughter. My mom passed away today. As such, this account will be deactivated,” Jolyn wrote. She later added a Whatsapp group link for those who expressed interest in donating financially.
According to China Press, Leelyn had received her first Pfizer vaccination dose on the 27th. However, she started coughing and was down with fever and body aches not long after. Earlier on Monday (2nd August), the singer was admitted to a hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties.
Initially, Leelyn was tested negative for Covid-19 but the doctor noticed that her lungs had already been affected. Her condition suddenly became critical the following day. Unfortunately, when the family received the call again yesterday, their worst fear came to pass. Leelyn had sadly lost her battle and was tested positive for Covid-19.
Jolyn and her family were in shock and couldn’t understand why, especially since Leelyn’s initial result came back negative. The doctor informed them that it’s likely that the singer had contracted the new Delta variant, which is more deadly and can sometimes go undetected.
Funeral preparations are currently underway and we offer our deepest condolences to Leelyn’s family.
Source: China Press.