Lee, who was paralyzed from the neck down by a brainstem tumor and unable to breathe on her own, had moved back home to parents' home in Queens with a life support system. She passed away Sunday night after her ventilator reportedly stopped working properly:
Ms. Lee was unconscious for the last week of her life, her brother said. About 5 p.m. Sunday, he recalled, "she couldn't breathe, which doesn't really make sense because the machine was breathing for her." He said she died at a hospital about an hour later, surrounded by her parents, him and her other brother, Danny. Members of her father's church, Antioch Missionary Church in Flushing, Queens, arrived soon after to pray for her. Her funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.Rest in peace, Ms. Lee. More here: Breathing tube stops, killing 28-year-old Grace Lee following family's legal battle over her right to die.