Tribute to ‘Bling Empire’ star Anna Shay, death at 62!

Tribute to ‘Bling Empire’ star Anna Shay, death at 62!
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  • Anna Shay was an American actress, philanthropist, and socialite
  • She recently passed away following a battle with a stroke. She was just 62
  • Anna got her career breakthrough from her role on Netflix’s reality TV series “Bling Emipre” in 2021

Anna Shay passed away at the age of 62! What’s the cause of her death?

Anna Shay is no longer alive among us! She died after suffering a stroke at the age of 62. Her death was confirmed by a family member on Monday, June 5, with a heartbreaking statement.

“It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our brightest ray of sunshine,  has passed away at the early age of 62 from a stroke. 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.”

She is survived by her son Kenny Kemp.

As soon as her death was confirmed many took to social media platforms to pay tribute to Ann Shay.

Kevin Kreider expressed his grief by sharing a clip of the two of them alongside a carousel group photo writing,

“You never know when your last goodbye will be. So unexpected and wished when I saw you last for lunch I would have taken a moment to smell the roses and had one last adventure with you.”

Anna Shay is survived by a 27-year-old son
Anna Shay is survived by a 27-year-old son (Source: TV Fanatic)

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Similarly, Kelly Mi Li wrote on her Instagram page,

“You are truly one of a kind and we will miss you forever,”

Here are Ann Shay’s few interesting facts to honor her memory and celebrate her life!

1. Who was Anna Sahy born to? Parents, Siblings, Early Life

On December 31, 1960, Anna Sahy was born in Japan and raised in an Asian American family to Edward Albert Shay (father) and Ai Oizumi Shay (mother).

Edward was the founder of the global defense contractor Pacific Architects and Engineers. Similarly, her mother, Ai Oizumi involved in the business sector used to export pearl and silk flowers.

Anna grew up with her brother Allen, who became CEO of Pacific Architects after their father died in 1995. However, the siblings sold the company to Lockheed Martin, making them heirs to the company’s fortune.

She has also one half-brother named Jun, from her mother’s previous relationship.

Further, she was of mixed ethnicity (Japanese and half-Russian). She held American nationality and followed Christianity religions.

Talking about her academic qualification, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California.

2. What was Anna Shay best known for?

Anna Shay on Bling Empire
Anna Shay on Bling Empire (Source: MustShare News)

Anna got her career breakthrough from her role on Netflix’s reality TV series “Bling Empire” in 2021. She starred alongside Kane Lim, Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Kim Lee, Jaime Xie, and more.

This is the first time in American reality TV series in which the main cast is all of East and Southeast Asian descent.

Besides, she is a philanthropist and socialite.

3. Anna Shay married four times throughout her life

Anna Shay had married four times but none of her marriages go long last. From one of her marriages, she was also blessed with a son named Kennedy Kemp, who is presently 27 years–old.

However, Shay never disclosed any details about her ex-husbands in the media. She maintained a low-key profile when it came to her personal life.

While filming Bling Empire, she was rumored to be dating co-star Florent Bonadei but she later clarified they were just a good friend.

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4. What was the Net Worth of Anna Shay at the time of her death?

Anna was the daughter of a billionaire. Besides, she accumulated an impressive amount of fortune before she died.

She has an estimated net worth of around $600 million at the time of her death.

Shay received an impressive amount of income from the hit television series, Bling Empire. In an interview, Ann admitted that she found it “so confusing” when she got the cheques from the show and thought the money “belongs to the crew”.

Anna Shay came from a billionaire family
Anna Shay came from a billionaire family (Source: NBC News)

She said,

“I didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t cash them, then I got in trouble for not cashing them. I have them in a savings account. I’d like to have a party sometime. I don’t think the money belongs to me. I think it belongs to the crew that had to put up with me.”

In 2021, she sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $13.9 million after her pet monkey and dishes all mysteriously died. She thought the mansion was “haunted”.

Furthermore, she had gifted a $9.35 million house for her son Kenny, which had a guesthouse, pool, meditation garden, sports court, and so on.

5. Anna experienced a robbery in her life

Anna was once robbed at gunpoint at a drive-through, however, the robbers didn’t steal her wallet.

She revealed they take her friends’ wallets but forget hers before she jumped out of the car and hand-delivered it to them. In an interview with Town & Country, she said,

“They came back, and I said, ‘Here. Next time, three girls equals three wallets’,”

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