Anna Shay, the charismatic matriarch of the Netflix reality series “Bling Empire,” captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with her larger-than-life personality. Rising to fame on the show that released its most recent episodes in October 2022, Anna’s journey to stardom was both remarkable and inspiring.
Fortunate enough to inherit her father’s successful company, Pacific Architects and Engineers, Anna found herself with immense wealth. Founded by her father and holding a significant American defense contract since the 1960s, the company was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin for a substantial sum, securing Anna’s financial future.
However, fame and fortune were not always on Anna’s agenda. Even with all her riches, she remained down-to-earth and humble. As the star of “Bling Empire,” Anna’s popularity skyrocketed, and she became an icon on the Netflix platform. Yet, she once confessed that fame was never her aspiration, considering herself a shy person. Being in front of the camera was unexpected, but she stayed true to herself, making the reality show an authentic representation of her life.
Tragically, on July 19, 2023, the world lost Anna Shay at the age of 62, after she suffered from a stroke. Her family, deeply devastated by the loss, released a heartfelt statement that resonated with the public. They described her as a loving mother, a doting grandmother, and a bright ray of sunshine in their lives. Anna’s impact on her family and friends will be forever cherished.
Kim Lee, one of Anna’s co-stars from “Bling Empire,” spoke about the profound shock she felt upon hearing the news. Despite any on-screen disagreements, Lee and Anna shared a deep connection off-camera, and Lee fondly recalled the words of wisdom Anna imparted. The loss of Anna Shay left a void that can never be filled.
Anna is survived by her son, Kenny Kemp, and her beloved grandchildren, whose lives she undoubtedly enriched with love and laughter. While we mourn the passing of this extraordinary woman, let us celebrate her legacy—the memories of her happy spirit, joyful energy, and kind heart.
The Shay family is currently requesting privacy as they navigate this difficult time, but they expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support from fans worldwide. In these moments of grief, we stand united in remembering Anna Shay and the joy she brought to countless lives.
As we bid farewell to Anna, let us honor her memory by cherishing the lessons she taught us—to not take life too seriously and to enjoy life’s finer things. Anna Shay’s life may have been cut short, but her influence will continue to live on, touching the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
In times like these, we remember the impact we can have on others’ lives. American Web Media, in collaboration with Homes For Our Troops, continues to make a difference. Every time you share our stories, you contribute to building mortgage-free homes for veterans in need. Let us come together and celebrate the life of Anna Shay, a remarkable woman whose light will shine on in our hearts forever.
May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her, and may she rest in peace.