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‘Bling Empire’ Star Anna Shay Died At 62: Cause Of Death?

A philanthropist, heiress, and reality star, Anna Shay is survived by a son, Kevin.

Fan favorite Bling Empire cast Anna Shay passed away tragically on 5th June 2023, aged sixty-two. The reason for her untimely demise is recognized as a stroke.

Shay’s Family confirmed the unfortunate news in a statement

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.”

A philanthropist, heiress, and reality star, Anna Shay is survived by a son, Kevin.

Anna Shay, the Star of Netflix’s Bling Empire

Anna Shay, the Star of Netflix’s Bling Empire

Getting in front of Camera was never on Shay’s bucket list. In an interview with, Shay said she literally had naught idea what she invited into her life when she yeses to become the cast of “Bling Empire.” Certainly Huge Fame!!!!

Shay said,

The next thing I knew, I was sitting in front of the camera. I’m really quite shy, so it was hard. I never thought about doing this, especially at my age.”

The Netflix reality show chronicled the moneyed lives of Angelenos of Asian descent.

She initially thought her friend, Jeff Jenkins, who happens to be the show’s executive producer, wanted her to work behind the camera. What happened next is history!!


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Anna Shay appeared in the Bling Empire alongside other Asian-American socialites based in Los Angeles, including Kevin Taejin Kreider, Jaime Xie, Gabriel Chiu, Christine Chiu, Kelly Mi Li, Kane Lim, and Cherie Chan. The show is compared to the real-life Hollywood movie “Crazy Rich Asians.”

In an interview, Shay explains how grateful she feels about doing the show. It’s a treat for herself. After giving her entire time looking after her son in the wake of her parent’s deaths, she once again found herself delighted doing the show. When engaging in drama, Shay did not hold back from her co-stars or show off her money in front of the cameras. She believed her true values lay with her beloved family.

Netflix’s reality TV series “Bling Empire” was canceled after the third season (January 15, 2021–October 5, 2022).

After Anna Shay’s untimely demise, her ‘Bling Empire’ co-star has paid great tribute to her.

Kevin Kreider took to Instagram and wrote,”


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Likewise, Kim Lee shared a video from the show and accompanied that IG Reel with a beautiful message that reads,

I can’t believe I’m writing this right now. Anna, we’re going to miss you. I’m glad we got to cross paths. I cried and laughed with you and shared so much memories with you on screen. I loved your realness and humor and one thing u taught all of us is not to take life too serious. Anna Shay we love you Queen!! You will forever be missed. #BLINGEMPIRE.

Who was Bling Empire star Anna Shay’s father Edward Shay?

Bling Empire star Anna Shay's father Edward Shay
A controversial business empire was established by Anna Shay’s father, Edward Shay

Anna Shay was born to affluent American business tycoon Edward Shay and his wife, Ai Oizumi Shay, a half-Japanese, and half-Russian in Japan. Until the age of eight, she grew up in Tokyo and then headed out to attend international schools.

Her father owned Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), a prominent defense and government services contractor. After her father, Edward passed away in 1995, the multi-million dollar business was passed to her brother Allen who assumed control of Pacific Architects as chairman and CEO.

In 2006 Allen and Anna sold the company at approximately $1.2 billion to Lockheed Martin, making them heirs to the company’s great wealth.

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Anna Shay Was Married Four Times

Anna Shays Husband

Anna Shay, who was raised witnessing the business traits, always wanted to join the family business. But to her dad, Edward, Anna getting involved in the firm was out of the question. Instead, he hands over the reigns to her brother, so Anna was left to get married and raise her own family.

However, Shay’s married life was a rollercoaster. All her marriages ended in divorce, but she has never passed on any information about her four former husbands.

With a broken marriage which she doesn’t regret even a bit, Shay eventually decided to live happily single, dedicating all her life to raising her only son, Kevin KempShay.

Who Is Anna Shay’s Son?

Anna Shay is survived by her only child, a son Kevin KempShay.

Kevin is no new face in the industry; if you have watched Bling Empire, you know how the stud earned the limelight for himself.


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He was featured in Netflix’s hit “Bling Empire” with his half-a-million-dollar collection of bongs in Anna’s basement.

Anna Shay’s Wealth

Anna Shay’s net worth is calculated at $600 million before her death. Not to mention, most of her wealth was inherited from her billionaire father, Edward Shay.

She owned a $16 million mansion in Beverly Hills which has a 5-bedroom, 5 -1/2 bathroom and spans in 8,700 square feet.

In addition to inheriting her family’s fortune, Anna lately made a great deal of money being a cast for Netflix’s show Bling Empire. She was the wealthiest of the cast members.


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