Hong Kong pro-Beijing activist Leticia Lee died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

Sources told local media that the passing of Lee was linked to the coronavirus, with reports stating she received positive results from the preliminary Covid-19 tests.

Leticia Lee. Photo: HKFP/Ellie Ng.

The pro-Beijing figure passed away in Pok Oi Hospital, after she felt unwell in her residence in Yuen Long, local media reported.

Lee’s Facebook page, which has over 10,700 followers, was last active on Saturday with a post mocking pro-democracy activist Baggio Leung who recently fled to the US.

Lee founded the pro-establishment group Justice Alliance in October 2013, which opposed the 2014 Umbrella Movement. She was also the founder of the Alliance In Support of Our Police Force.

Leticia Lee. Photo: Facebook.

The organisation founded in July 2014 organised pro-police rallies and marches.

She also ran in the New Territories East constituency in the 2016 Legislative Council election. But she lost after securing 2,938 votes only.

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Kelly Ho

Kelly Ho has an interest in local politics, education and sports. She formerly worked at South China Morning Post Young Post, where she specialised in reporting on issues related to Hong Kong youth. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in Politics and Public Administration.