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Japanese actor and ‘Ringu’ star Yuko Takeuchi has died, aged 40

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.

Yuko Takeuchi
Yuko Takeuchi and Yukiyoshi Ozawa selling ‘Miss Sherlock’. CREDIT: TPG/Getty Photos

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.”

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.”

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