Effie Mok, the makeup stylist girlfriend of former TVB star Gabriel Harrison (海俊傑), attempted suicide by swallowing 30 sleeping pills and left behind two written farewell notes. Fortunately, Effie was rescued by Gabriel just in time, and she was immediately taken to the hospital.
Gabriel, a former TVB actor, debuted under TVB’s New Talent Singing contest in 1994, and later released an album under Capital Artists. He is best known for his role as Cheung Yat Fei in 1997’s Detective Investigation Files III <刑事偵緝檔案III>.
According to various reports, 41-year-old Gabriel and 28-year-old Effie have been living together for over a year and a half. On August 22, Gabriel and Effie attended a birthday party in Central, and the couple did not leave for home until 3 a.m. the next morning, reported ihktv.com.
Sources say that Effie’s attempted suicide was due to a fight the couple had at the birthday party. Gabriel and Effie were confronted with relationship problems and the two heatedly argued. Most likely influenced by the alcoholic beverages, Gabriel and Effie’s small argument eventually propelled to a big fight, and it took great effort for their friends to calm them down.
It was reported that after returning to their Cyberport home, Effie refused to let Gabriel sleep in the bedroom. Gabriel did not check on Effie until 6:30 in the morning, when he discovered Effie lying unconscious on their bed. Beside her laid a bottle of sleeping pills and two farewell notes, alluding that she had attempted suicide.
Reporters tried to contact Gabriel via phone, but Gabriel never responded.