Matsuno Rina of popular idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (Momoiro Clover Z‘s sister group) passed away on February 8 at the age of 18. Recently it was revealed that her death was caused by cardiac arrhythmia.
In a statement released by Rina’s agency it was revealed that the cause of death was fatal arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). This occurs when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don’t work properly. This results in your heart beating too fast, or too slow/irregularly. Rina originally couldn’t attend a Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku concert due to health issues, while recuperating at home her parents noticed odd behavior and called the ambulance. She was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Nothing much to say here, honestly. Just terrible and tragic.