Was the star of “Bling Empire” on Netflix 62 – Variety

Was the star of “Bling Empire” on Netflix 62 – Variety

Anna Shay, who appeared on the Netflix reality show “Bling Empire”, has died after suffering a stroke. diverse He confirmed. She was 62 years old.

“It breaks our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star and our brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away at the age of 62 from a stroke. Anna taught us many life lessons about how not to take life too seriously and enjoy the finer things,” her family wrote in a statement. For “Its impact on our lives will be lost forever but we will never forget” diverse on monday.

Shai was born and raised in Japan to American businessman Edward Shai and is half Japanese, half Russian, Ai Uzumi Shai. Her father was the founder of the global defense firm Pacific Architects and Engineers.

After her father died in 1995, Shay’s brother Allen became CEO of Pacific Architects. In 2006, Shay and her brother sold the company to Lockheed Martin, making them the heirs to the company fortune.

Shay then became a star in the Netflix reality TV series “Bling Empire” in 2021. She starred alongside Kane Lim, Gabriel, Christine Chiu, Kim Lee, Jaime Xie, and other Asian American socialites in Los Angeles. The show has often been described as the “Crazy Rich Asians” reality show

“Shay says she thought of starring in Bling Empire as doing something for herself, after spending years caring for her son, in the wake of her parents’ deaths,” Town & Country wrote of her in a 2021 profile.

“Bling Empire” co-star Kevin Crider paid tribute to Shay on Instagram: “You never know when your final goodbye will be. So unexpected and wishful that when I last saw you for lunch, I would have taken a moment to smell the roses and had one last adventure with you.”

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Co-star Kim Lee said in a statement to diverseI have so much love for Anna. I know we had issues on the show but in real life, I had such a wonderful connection with her outside of the show. We saw eye to eye, and she gave me so many words of wisdom that I will never forget. There is no one like Anna Shay. She is such a wonderful and unique person that so many people love. My thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”

Shay is survived by her son, Kenny Kemp.

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