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Singer Elva Hsiao to inherit her mother's billion-dollar legacy

Jan 1, 2010, turned out to be a day of sorrow for Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao.

Her 53-year-old mother Ye Shou Lin passed away at a hospital, hours after the singer held her debut solo concert at the Taipei Arena, fulfilling her mother's final wish. 

According to The Straits Times, Ye, who was unconscious in intensive care, reportedly listened, with tears in her eyes, to the December 31 concert via the Internet. At the concert, Hsiao had then asked fans to pray for her recovery.

But her mother could not hold out and died of internal bleeding following a fight with cervical cancer on New Year's Day. Hsiao was at home when she received the news.

The singer did not grief by weeping, only kowtowing 108 times to thank Ye for single-handedly bringing her up. Her parents had been divorced for more than 20 years.

Ye was a wealthy women who started a semi-conductor company in 2001. A report said she transferred shares in the company to Hsiao last October, making her a director.

It is rumoured that the singer will inherit hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars of what her mother is worth, according to Lianhe Wanbao.




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