Yuko Takeuchi, star of 1998’s Ringu and Hulu sequence Miss Sherlock, has died aged 40.
The Urawa-born actor and mom of two was found by her husband of their Tokyo residence early this morning (September 27). She was despatched to a hospital the place she was confirmed useless, in response to local media reports. Her demise is being reported as a suspected suicide.
“It got here swiftly, and we’re all surprised and saddened by the information,” her expertise company, Stardust Promotion Inc., mentioned in a press release, including that it’s analyzing the small print of the incident.
Recognized for starring within the hit NHK drama Asuka in 1999, and the 2001 TBS drama Love And Life In The White, one in all Takeuchi’s earliest movie roles got here in 1998 J-horror Ringu, which was famously tailored into Hollywood horror movie The Ring in 2001.
A rising star, Takeuchi not too long ago appeared within the 2018 Hulu and HBO Asia co-production Miss Sherlock, a gender-reversed adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective.
She additionally not too long ago starred in The Confidenceman JP: Princess, the second film primarily based on the favored Fuji Tv drama.
Takeuchi obtained various movie awards and was nominated for the Japanese Academy Award for greatest actress in a number one function three years in a row from 2004.
Various tributes have began to pour in for Takeuchi.
“Waking as much as the information of Yûko Takeuchi’s demise by presumed suicide has actually saddened me,” one individual wrote on social media. “She was iconic as Tomoko within the opening scene of RINGU again in ‘98 however was so rattling good just some years in the past in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CREEPY as effectively. She was so gifted & will likely be missed.”
Waking as much as the information of Yûko Takeuchi’s demise by presumed suicide has actually saddened me. She was iconic as Tomoko within the opening scene of RINGU again in ‘98 however was so rattling good just some years in the past in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CREEPY as effectively. She was so gifted & will likely be missed x pic.twitter.com/gp5JnG56aI
— ベンジボックス (@BenjyBox) September 27, 2020
One other wrote: “My coronary heart is breaking on the information of Yūko Takeuchi’s passing. We have been simply speaking about how superb she was in Miss Sherlock throughout the TPP Enola Holmes watchalong at the moment. Going to log out and cry for a bit.”
My coronary heart is breaking on the information of Yūko Takeuchi’s passing 💔 We have been simply speaking about how superb she was in Miss Sherlock throughout the TPP Enola Holmes watchalong at the moment. Going to log out and cry for a bit pic.twitter.com/NIUfzdVupx
— JL 🖤 BLM & trans rights (@imjohnlock4life) September 27, 2020
See extra tributes to the star beneath:
Relaxation in Peace, Yuko Takeuchi.
— cocomi_mg (@CocomiSam) September 27, 2020
(TW suicide) Very sorry to listen to that Japanese actress Yūko Takeuchi, who performed the lead in Miss Sherlock, has apparently been discovered useless in her residence in a suspected suicide. pic.twitter.com/oQg9Z8dTbz
— Ashley D. Polasek (@SherlockPhD) September 27, 2020
Could you relaxation in peace now, Yuko Takeuchi. You’ll be missed. 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/VBKQ6qs7gP
— Stephanne Diane (@_steffannn) September 27, 2020
— TN (@kung_iamtira) September 27, 2020
Yuko takeuchi simply had a child in January….. That poor poor lady and her poor household…
— 📎 朗恋（ローレン）📎 (@llamatsuri) September 26, 2020
I used to be nonetheless asking for Miss Sherlock S2. 😔 Ms. Yuko Takeuchi, thanks for giving us probably the most stunning Sherlock we’ll ever know. https://t.co/xbWo5SdIiz
— water リリ (@lj_dayo) September 27, 2020
Yuko Takeuchi (竹内結子)
Haruma Miura (三浦春馬)
I can’t consider in that two of them should not on this world now… pic.twitter.com/6D0dO4TmSj
— 泰知(Taichi/타이치) from Kyoto🍀 (@t1mzd) September 27, 2020
Relaxation In Peace. Yuko Takeuchi
แบบที่เราไม่เคยรู้สักนิดเลยว่าเค้าเผชิญกับอะไรอยู่ T_T pic.twitter.com/9HUFlw24OL
— 𝙵𝙰𝚂𝚃𝙱𝙴𝙰𝙼 (@fastbeam) September 27, 2020
Takeuchi is survived by her husband and two youngsters.