Late singer Coco Lee allegedly learned of estranged husband's affair in 2017

Late pop diva Coco Lee reportedly learned of her estranged husband's affair in 2017. Photo: AP

Late Hong Kong-American singer Coco Lee apparently knew that her husband, Canadian businessman Bruce Rockowitz, was having an extramarital affair.

On Wednesday (Sept 20), Taiwan’s Mirror Media obtained a document – believed to be a marital settlement agreement – which claimed that Lee had learned that Rockowitz was having an affair in 2017.

According to the document, he promised to end the affair at the time. However, the singer later found out that he was still keeping in touch with the third party, causing her to “fall into depression”.

The document added that Lee’s depression symptoms worsened last year after her husband went holidaying on the Spanish island of Ibiza when she was suffering from breast cancer. The singer purportedly learned of her cancer diagnosis in August 2022.

Although Rockowitz has yet to address this matter, the businessman previously issued a statement in which he denied fighting over Lee’s assets and said he will be taking legal action against those who spread false and defamatory remarks about him.

Meanwhile, Lee’s older sister Nancy said that she will not comment on the allegations raised in the leaked document out of respect for the privacy of Rockowitz and his late wife.

“This is a personal matter between the two of them. It’s not (appropriate) for me to respond (to the contents of the document),” she said.

Rockowitz has been facing an avalanche of criticism following Lee’s death on July 5.

On Aug 1, Rockowitz was heckled by the pop diva’s fans outside the crematorium. When asked for a comment by reporters, he said: “I loved Coco my whole life.”

Lee and Rockowitz tied the knot in 2011 after dating for eight years. The couple had been separated for over two years at the time of Lee’s death and were reportedly due to sign divorce papers in July.

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