Teresa Teng Li Chun ( January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995 ) from was an immensely popular singer in the 70s. Her soft and soothing voice and her love ballads became popular throughtout east Asia. Her songs are still popular till today. She died of respiratory attack while holidaying in Bangkok, Thailand
Bruce Lee Xiao Long ( November 1940 – 20 July 1973 ) was a famous martial arts actor. He was not exactly a Buddhist but had inclination towards Buddhism. Born in America but started his acting career in Hong Kong. He was the first actor of Chinese origin to make it big in Hollywood. He died after collapsing in a film studio in Hong Kong. He was believed to have died due to celebral edema.
David Carradine ( December 8, 1936 - June 3, 2009 ) was an American actor famed for his role as Kwai Chang in popular 70s TV series, Kung Fu. He died in Thailand last year but the caused of his dead had not been confirmed