The fan club of Hong Kong actress Yammie Lam Kit-ying, who was found dead in her flat in Stanley on Saturday, has warned the public against people who might take advantage of her untimely death to solicit donations and keep the money for themselves.
In a statement posted on its Weibo account on Sunday, the club said several online fund-raising campaigns had been launched for Lam at the weekend following her death, but stressed that it has not initiated any donation solicitation campaigns for the time being, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
People should beware of any fraud involving donation solicitations, the club said.
The former TVB actress was found dead in the bathroom of her public housing flat at Leung Ma House early on Saturday. She was 55.
After initial investigation, police said the death was not suspicious. They did not discover any note in the flat and there were no signs of looting.
It is believed that Lam fell unconscious and died two days before she was found dead.
A popular TV and movie star in the 1980s and early 1990s, Lam was dubbed the most beautiful actress in all the five local broadcasters at the peak of her career.
Rumors have it that Lam had suffered from emotional issues after a car accident, and left the entertainment business in 2004.
She declared personal bankruptcy in 2006 after failing to find a job for a long time. She had lived on the government’s Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme for the past several years.
In a video sent to a local magazine in 2013, Lam said that she had been raped separately by two famous Hong Kong actors in Singapore about 20 to 30 years ago. She named the actors, but their names were erased from the video.
In 2013, she was baptized into the Catholic faith.
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