Bonnie Lee is the sister of Amy Lee. In 1987 at the age of three, she passed away from an unidentified illness. Hello from 2003's Fallen and Like You from 2006's The Open Door were written as a tribute to her sister.
In a 2004 Blender interview, Amy talked about how her sister's passing affected her profoundly and how it inspired her to become an artist:
“When that happened, my whole perception of life changed. It sounds stupid, but that was when I became an artist. The music is my attempt to heal myself. Things like that can destroy you, or you can get through it.” Lee’s gray-blue eyes fill with tears. Her voice wobbles. […] She says she won’t reveal her sister’s name, because it would be too weird to see it in print. It would upset her mother, she says, and – you never know – fans might try to find her grave.
“My sister’s death taught me how short life can be, and it has driven me to achieve things. I have a list of 50 thing I want to achieve. Not necessarily in entertainment, just personal goals. Life's fragility drives me on.”
- ↑ "Obituary for Robert "Robby" Thomas Lee, of Little Rock, AR". Arkansas Democrat Gazette
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Odell, Michael (April 2004). "Survivor". Blender