Shay, the beloved star of ‘Bling Empire,’ has died unexpectedly. She was 62.
Netflix reality star Anna Shay, 62, passed away from a stroke, as confirmed by her family’s statement on Monday.
“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,” the statement reads.
“Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things.”
The statement concluded with heartfelt words, emphasizing, “We will forever miss her impact on our lives, but we will never forget.”
The stars of Bling Empire are honoring the memory of Shay, the Japanese and Russian socialite who graced all three seasons of the Netflix reality show. Shay was cherished for her kindness, straightforwardness, and passion for opulence.
Cast members took to social media to express their profound sadness upon learning about her passing.
Kelly Mi Li, a dear friend of Shay, posted a heartfelt Instagram slideshow filled with pictures capturing their special moments together.
“RIP @annashay93 💔💔💔 you were truly one of a kind and we will miss you forever,” Li wrote.
Kim Lee, who often played pranks on Shay but maintained a friendly bond, enthusiastically shared video clips showcasing their enjoyable moments from the show.
“I can’t believe I’m writing this right now. Anna, we’re going to miss you. I’m glad we got to cross paths. I cried and laughed with you and shared so much memories with you on screen,” she wrote. “Anna Shay we love you Queen!! You will forever be missed.”
“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,” he added.
“We spent most of the pandemic together, slaying it on Rodeo Drive, grocery shopping, making Japanese plum wine, and doing silly things.”
Lim praised her enduring spirit and unyielding strength, remarking, “Whether the camera is on or off you, you slayyyy.” Lim concluded with heartfelt words, saying, “Love, Kane.”
Banner photo via Instagram @annashay93.