With her father's approval, she quit school to pursue singing professionally.

Teng was given state honors at her funeral with Taiwan's flag draped around her coffin. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. JUMP TO: Teresa Teng’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs. Even peasants in the countryside were familiar with her songs and brightly colored costumes. [24], Teng's contract with Polydor ended in 1981, and she signed a contract with Taurus Records in 1983 and made a successful comeback appearance in Japan.

In 1995, a tribute album called A Tribute to Teresa Teng was released, which contained covers of Teng's songs by prominent Chinese rock bands. Miss Teng had been having respiratory difficulties since earlier this year, according to the Kyodo News Agency in Tokyo. During this time, she became the first singer to win the All-Japan Record Awards(Similar to American Grammy) for three consecutive years (1984–1986) for the song "Tsugunai" in 1984, "Aijin" in 1985, and "Toki no nagare ni mi wo makase" in 1986. Updates - 6 October 2015 TV documentary about Teresa Teng's life - made in 2013 which would have been her 60th birthday.

Teresa Teng was born in Taiwan. In 2007, TV Asahi produced a TV movie entitled Teresa Teng Monogatari (テレサ・テン物語)[53] to commemorate the 13th anniversary of her death. Teresa Teng is part of the Baby boomers generation. [34] She was buried in a mountainside tomb at Chin Pao San, a cemetery in Jinshan, New Taipei City (then Taipei County) overlooking the north coast of Taiwan. In 1973 she attempted to crack the Japanese market by signing with the Polydor Japan label and taking part in the country's Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual singing competition of the most successful artists: She was named "Best New Singing Star". According to reporter Kou Weiyong, when informed that Terasa was in emergency rescue , her French boyfriend Paul didn’t express any concern at that time. A host of high-ranking officials, including commanders from three branches of the military attended the funeral and carried her coffin to her grave. Once more details are available, we will update this section. It closed on what would have been her 51st birthday on 29 January 2004. In Taiwan, she was known not only as the island's most popular export, but as "the soldier's sweetheart" because of her frequent performances for servicemen. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement. "As Sweet as Honey" and "The Moon Represents My Heart". To date, her songs have been covered by hundreds of singers all over the world. Discover what happened on this day. Teresa Teng was 42 years old at the time of death. Kyodo reported that Thai doctors attributed her death to heart failure, but an autopsy had not yet been conducted.