4th May 2021 – (Hong Kong) The 31-year-old cancer-stricken singer Sarena Li who was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that commonly develops in the salivary glands or other regions of the head and neck has passed away. Hong Kong actor, Steven Ma, her best friend broke the news today on social media.
Although the condition became stable after treatment, it suddenly deteriorated in 2016. Half of her face was paralysed, her right ear only had 30% of hearing and her right eye could not be closed. Last year, the cancer cells continued to spread to her lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs.
In October last year, she made a Facebook video to solicit donations from the public, hoping to raise money for immune cell therapy which may cost around HK$2 million.