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Anna Shay, 'Bling Empire' star, dead at 62

“Bling Empire” star Anna Shay has died. She was 62.

The heiress and philanthropist died from a stroke. It was not immediately clear when she died.

“It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our own brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away,” the family said in a statement to The Associated Press. 

“Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things. Her impact on our lives will be forever missed but never forgotten.”

The Los Angeles socialite amassed a fortune after she and her brother sold their father’s company, Pacific Architects and Engineers, after his death.

Shay said in the Oprah interview that her mother once told her, “You were born in a crystal ball with a silver spoon.”

Her last post on Instagram was shared in December. Shay wished her followers happy holidays, and wrote, “May all your dreams come true. And a very special Thank you to all at the Netflix.”



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Bling Empire star Anna Shay wears sparkling diamond necklace on red carpet

“Bling Empire” star Anna Shay starred on three seasons of hit Netflix show. (Rodin Eckenroth)

Stars of the popular reality series included Kane Lim, DJ Kim Lee, Christine Chiu, Kevin Kreider, Gabriel Chu and Cherie Chan. 


Jessey Lee, Kelly Mi Li, Andrew Gray, Jamie Xie and celebrity hair guru Guy Tang rounded out their friend group.

Lim shared a heartwarming tribute to Shay on Instagram, and wrote, “You had a nonchalance about you that was mesmerizing and captivated audience around the world. I was lucky to get to know the real you and not many knew about our friendship off camera.”



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He added, “We had a real friendship and though the show made things or even portrayed us a little crazy at times you knew who I really was as a person and had my back in the end.”

The series drew comparisons to the blockbuster film “Crazy Rich Asians,” and highlighted the lives of an ultra-wealthy group in LA. 

The series premiered in 2021 and was recently canceled after three seasons.

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