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Song queen of a generation, the original singer of ROSE ROSE I LOVE YOU Yao Lee passed away on July 19th at age 96. Yesterday a group of Hong Kong old song fan club members held an event for Yao Lee and produced a memorial publication to remember their idol. Susan Shaw Yam Yam and Jenny Tseng's aunt Tseng Sau Yi attended.
Sister Yam Yam said that although she and Ms. Yao Lee were born decades apart, her mentor Ms. Chun Yin was a very close friend of Ms Yao Lee. Thus while at the TVB training class, when she, Chow Yun Fat and Andy Lau Tak Wa went to practice singing at Ms. Chun Yin's home they would see Ms. Yao Lee. Sister Yam Yam said that Ms. Yao Lee was wise and smart, generous, never complained when she was in trouble, truly loyal to her friends. Although her children all migrated to the U.S., she was still arranged to stay at a very good nursing home and receive attentive care. This senior did not have any major illness, only that she wanted to sleep more until the end of her life. Sister Yam Yam praised Ms. Yao Lee for her musical talent. Her hit ROSE ROSE I LOVE YOU was even known worldwide.