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 Taiwanese singer, one of the most famous and successful singers to originate from the Mandarin-speaking world. She is known to the Chinese community worldwide, especially in South East Asian countries, even among groups who may not speak Mandarin as their primary language. Teng's popularity was at it's peak throughout the 1970s and 1980s; she remained popular even in the 1990s up until her death in 1995. 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 Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. She also spoke French fluently.
Teng died from a severe respiratory attack while on vacation in Thailand in 1995, at the age of 42.