Acclaimed Hong Kong singer, Shirley Kwan (關淑怡), left a suicide message on her Facebook account on September 10. Aside from her 10-year-old son, Shirley did not feel any lingering ties in life anymore.
In the 1990s, Shirley’s songs were often Jade Solid Gold hits, in which she considered as one of the best talents in the industry. She disappeared from the industry in 1995 and made a comeback in 2001. Taking another hiatus to give birth to her son in Canada, Shirley returned to the industry in 2005, this time to a lukewarm reception.
The Hong Kong media often painted the 45-year-old’s career as being in decline, in which her glory was often referred to in the past tense. Since her son was born out of wedlock, the identity of Shirley’s son’s father was often the subject of frequent tabloid speculations. Shirley was rumored to be in financial and emotional distress in recent years.
Shirley’s attitude towards the media was often cold, as she did not wish to clarify the negative rumors published about her. This fueled the paparazzi’s increasing boldness and Shirley’s animosity towards them.
Shirley Kwan: “I Want to Commit Suicide!”
On Facebook, Shirley left the following message today, “I do not want to live anymore! Whether the cup of water is cold or warm, I know! I have a clear conscience. Everyone, the music industry, the company, my friends and colleagues! Family members and reporters! I decided that I will not come back any more. I do not want to see anyone associated with me in this life anymore. Aside from my son. I have been wholehearted toward my personal and professional matters. I am unwilling to interact with the hypocrisy of the ‘people’!
“I am not afraid to die! Who betrayed me and who is worthy, I know clearly in my heart! I no longer want to suffer from unfair treatment! I do not wish to see anyone!”
Shirley concluded her Facebook message with, “I want to commit suicide!”
Source: On.cc via ihktv.com
Jayne: I hope Shirley’s verbalization of her emotional distress will make more of her true friends come forward to comfort her. Voicing her frustration in this manner is still better than silently trying to end her life.
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