Canadian-born Hong Kong music star and LGBT advocate Ellen Joyce Loo (盧凱彤) found dead at age 32

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      Toronto-born music star Ellen Joyce Loo (盧凱彤), who was active in the Hong Kong and Taiwan music scenes, was found dead after a fall from a high-rise building on August 5.

      Police found her body near her home in the Happy Valley area of Hong Kong Island. She was 32 years old.

      She had formed the Cantopop electro-folk duo at 17 in 2001 with Eman Lam, which continued until she launched her solo career in 2010, whereupon she began visiting Taiwan and switched from singing in Cantonese to Mandarin.

      In 2017, she publicly came out as a lesbian and her marriage to cinematographer Fisher Yu was registered in Canada in 2016.

      She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013.

      In an August 2017 interview in Post Magazine, Loo talked about living with bipolar disorder, coming out as a lesbian, and wanting LGBT equality.

      "Why can’t I have basic rights? Why can’t my partner live in the same country as me, just because she’s female?" she asked rhetorically. "I didn’t have to think about these things when I was younger but, as you grow older, and you’re part of the system, you want certain rights. I don’t want when I’m 60, it still being: 'You come to Hong Kong for a month and I’ll be in Taiwan for a month.' "