Award-winning actress Takeuchi Yuko passes away at 40

Actress Takeuchi Yuko has passed away at 40, according to multiple reports.

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has died in an apparent suicide at her home in Tokyo, people close to the matter said Sunday. Takeuchi, 40, was taken to hospital early Sunday where she was confirmed dead, they said. No suicide note has been found.

A decorated actress, she is survived by her husband Nakabayashi Taiki and two children, a teenage son and an infant son.

While she’s certainly done more great work, the most memorable for me (as my introduction to her the likely reason) was her appearance in Pride.

Shocking and terrible. Also seems to be a part of a disturbing trend that hopefully doesn’t continue.

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