The unexpected death of actress

Takeuchi Yuko

(Saitama, 1980) has left her followers and the audiovisual industry in



On Sunday morning her husband, fellow actor Nakabayashi Taiki, found the



in her Tokyo apartment.


leaves behind two children,

the youngest being a baby born last January.

Although he did not leave a note,



assures that the cause of death could be suicide.

At 40, Yuko

was a star in her native Japan

and in the rest of the world, where she was known mainly for her role in the horror film 'Ringu' (1998), the original film on which the later 'remake' was based. 'American' The Ring '(2002).

After two decades of uninterrupted work, the Japan Film Academy

awarded her multiple times

for her work in 'Yomigaeri', 'Cape Nostalgia' or 'Dog in a sidecar'.



Yuko starred in 'Miss Sherlock', a female adaptation of the famous Arthur Conan Doyle detective co-produced by HBO Asia and Hulu and broadcast in 18 countries around the world, including Spain.

In addition, it was the

image of

such well-known


as Panasonic or Shiseido.

The cause of Yuko's death has yet to be confirmed.

"It has happened suddenly and we are all shocked and saddened by the news," the talent agency representing the actress, Stardust Promotion Inc., said in a statement. If confirmed to have taken her own life, Yuko's death would be the

fifth suicide. of Japanese celebrities occurred in recent months,

after the death of actress Ashina Sei and actor Takashi Fujiki in September, the interpreter Miura Harumi in July and the 'celebrity' of television 'reality' Kimura Hana in May.

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