With great sorrow and heavy hearts, letting you know that our beloved Tao passed away peacefully in the morning on February 21, 2020. As she would say, she is now dancing her way to the next planet," the post said. "We are planning a wonderful celebration of Tao's life in the Spring."
Born in French India, Porchon-Lynch modeled and acted, playing the golden idol in the 1940 remake of "The Thief of Baghdad."
Porchon-Lynch practiced yoga for more than 70 years, 45 of which she also spent teaching in India, France, Dubai, China, Russia, and the U.S., according to her website. She maintained a studio in White Plains, New York. She kept teaching and competitively ballroom dancing even after having three hip replacements, she told CBS News' Roxana Saberi in early 2018. When asked how she stayed so active after those procedures, Porchon-Lynch simply replied, "Because I'm the boss."
Read more on her website: https://taoporchonlynch.com/