“Bling Empire” star Anna Shay is no more. The prominent reality television show star’s family confirmed the tragic news.
Anna Shay was an American reality star who gained skyrocketed fame following her appearance in the Netflix show Bling Empire, which featured the life of wealthy East and Southeast Asian Americans, socialities based in LA.
Anna was half-Japanese and half-Russian and became wealthy after selling her dad’s company, Pacific Architects and Engineers.
She first appeared in the Netflix show in 2021 and was with the series throughout the second and third seasons. Her death has sent shockwaves, and the entire entertainment industry is saddened.
Keep reading to find out more about the details relevant to Anna Shay’s life and death.
Bling Empire Anna Shay Obituary An Death Cause Linked To Stroke
Bling Empire star Anna Shay died unexpectedly. According to her family’s statement on Monday, Anna passed away from a stroke.
Her family broke the tragic news to the media while referring to the 62-year-old as a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star and their brightest ray of sunshine.
“Anna gave us many lessons about enjoying the finer things in life and not taking life too seriously. We will mourn her terribly but never forget her impact on our lives,” the statement continued.
Shay debuted on Bling Empire in 2021’s first season on Netflix, where she soon gained popularity. As mentioned above, the series followed the wealthy Asian and Asian American elites of Los Angeles.
Alongside Shay, the series also featured Christine Chiu, Kim Lee, Kane Lim, Kevin Kreider, and Kelly Mi Li.
Social Media Is Flooded With Tributes To Anna Shay
Thousands of Anna’s admirers and renowned celebrities took to their respective social media handles to pay tribute to her.
While expressing his sorrow over the unexpected death of her co-star, Kevin Kreider said you never know when your last goodbye will be.
“So unexpected,” said Kreider before wishing he had stopped and gone on one last trip with Anna when he last saw her for lunch.
Mi Li wrote on her Instagram, “You are definitely one of a kind, and we shall miss you forever.
Who Was Anna Shay?
Anna Shay was a Los Angeles-based reality show star, socialite, and philanthropist.
The reality series featured Anna Shay’s lifestyle, affluence, and somewhat shy personality, yet she had a relatively quiet live prior to the series.
Anna once said that whatever it was on the show was how she was. She also disclosed that she joined the show to do something for herself as she spent her previous few years taking care of her son, Kenny Kemp.
Shay reportedly spent the first eight years of her life in Japan with her family and later moved to Los Angeles.
Anna Shay’s father, Edward Shay, founded the multinational defense firm Pacific Architects and Engineers.
The late star’s mother, Ai Oizumi Shay, was part-Japanese and part Russian, while her father was American.
In a talk with Tatler in February 2022, Anna said her parents are her heroes and believed that the best way to carry on their legacy was to give back.
According to the publication, Shay and her brother Allen sold Pacific Architects and Engineers for $1.2 billion in 2006.