Teresa Teng (traditional Chinese: 鄧麗君; simplified Chinese: 邓丽君; pinyin: Dèng Lìjūn; Jyutping: Dang6 Lai6-gwan1, 29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a Chinese singer and a cultural icon from Taiwan, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential singers in Asian recording history. With the career spanning 30 years, Teng remain widely popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s; she remained popular even in the 1990s up until her death in 1995. Teng was known as the patriotic performing artist and the people's singer whose powerful ballads and performances revolutionized Chinese popular culture during 1970s and 1980s. She was known for her folk songs and ballads, such as "When Will You Return?" "As Sweet as Honey" and "The Moon Represents My Heart". She recorded songs not only in Mandarin but also in Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. She also spoke French fluently. Till date, her songs have been covered by hundreds of singers all over the world.Teng died from a severe respiratory attack while on vacation in Thailand in 1995, at the age of 42. She remains a national heroine and a cultural emblem of Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and other ethnic Chinese communities worldwide.