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Japanese actress Yuuko Takeuchi passes away at 40 due to an apparent suicide

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Jei Beltrano

September 27, 2020 at 6:35 PM PHT (GMT +8)

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Japanese actress Yuuko Takeuchi (40), was found lifeless at her home in Tokyo on Sunday, September 27 according to the report of her agency Stardust Promotion published in their website. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is currently carefully examining the possibility of suicide.

Japanese actress Yuuko Takeuchi passes away at 40 due to an apparent suicide

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In Photo: Yuuko Takeuchi

"Today, September 27, Yuuko Takeuchi (40), who belongs to our company, died at home." "We would like to extend this painful news to all the people who are bound to her and fans who supported her. All our talents and employees are stunned by this surprise and sadness due to such a sudden event.", the agency stated through an announcement published on their website.

In addition, the agency said that the detailed situation is currently being investigated, and is calling the media to consider first the painful situation of her family and relatives. The Japanese police is considering the death as an apparent suicide.

Takeuchi was born in Saitama just north of Tokyo on April 1,1980. She began acting with a role in Fuji TV's Cyborg in 1996 and had been in TV drama series and movies without pause ever since she came caught most people's attention through the NHK's series Asuka and JT Green's commercial in 1999.

In June 2005, he married Kabuki actor Nakamura Shido II and gave birth to his eldest son in the same year. She later underwent divorce in February 2008. In February 19, 2019, he remarried actor Taiki Nakabayashi and gave birth to his second son in late January this year.

Films she starred in include Hoshi Ni Negaiwo, Yomigaeri and Be with You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu). Her performance in Yomigaeri was recognized by the 27th Japanese Academy Awards. She also won various other awards for her television and film appearances.

Updates from sources:

Takeuchi experienced serious postpartum depression since the birth of her youngest son in January 2020.

On 26 September 2020, she ate supper with her spouse and her two kids. All people appeared happy and she had no unusual suspicions on her, then she went to bedroom first.

On 27 September 2020, 2am, she was found dead at her home in Tokyo. It was reported that she may have died from suicide by hanging during 26 September 2020 night time.

Mainichi Daily News: https://mainichi.jp/.../arti.../20200927/p2g/00m/0et/012000c

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