Elizabeth Sung, the veteran Chinese film and television actress, best known for her appearance in the soap The Young and the Restless, has died on Thursday, May 24 at the age of 63, according to Soaps.com. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Her older brother Philip, a fashion designer, died of the disease in 1985.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth studied ballet at a very young age. She later moved to America to learn dance at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.
After completing the graduation, Elizabeth danced for an American company before starting her acting career.
Sung played restaurant owner Luan Volien in the soap The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 1996. She had also given her recurring role in many other movies like The Sopranos, Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Elizabeth's most memorable film roles included Wayne Wang's The Joy Luck Club (1993) and Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
In 2016, Elizabeth was one of 683 new members who joined The Academy as part of a push to broaden the diversity and gender mix of the body.
The late actress is survived by her husband Peter Tulipan, who is a screenwriter.