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‘Bling Empire’ star Anna Shay passes away at 62

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jun 06, 2023 9:12 am

Anna Shay, who is best known for her stint in Netflix’s Bling Empire, has died at 62.

The reality TV personality passed away after suffering a stroke, Variety reported. 

“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,” her family said in a statement. 

“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,” they added. 

She is survived by her son Kenny Kemp. 

Anna starred in Bling Empire in 2021. Dubbed “the real-life Crazy Rich Asians,” the reality series put the spotlight on the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous in America, including Kane Lim, Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Kim Lee, Jaime Xie, among others. 

According to NBC News, the socialite was the daughter of American businessman Edward Shay, who founded the global defense contractor 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 heirs to the company's fortune," the report read.

Rest in peace, Anna.