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Pop singer Yao loses battle with cancer

By Cui Jia (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-01-17 09:24

Chinese pop singer Yao Beina, who sang the Chinese version of the theme song Let It Go from the Disney movie Frozen, died on Friday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, after losing her battle with breast cancer at the age of 33, local media reported.

Born in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, on Sept 26, 1981, Yao was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and soon after had her left breast removed.

After seeming to recover from the disease, she made a comeback in the entertainment business, and her popularity received a boost from the reality talent show The Voice of China in 2013.

The singer died at 4:55 pm on Friday. In accordance with her wishes, Yao's father signed a consent form on Jan 9 to donate his daughter's corneas, Yuan said.

cuijia@chinadaily.com.cn

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