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

25 days ago   |   By NME

Yuko Takeuchi, star of 1998's Ringu and Hulu series Miss Sherlock, has died aged 40.
The Urawa-born actor and mother of two was discovered by her husband in their Tokyo home early this morning. She was sent to a hospital where she was confirmed dead, according to local media reports. Her death is being reported as a suspected suicide.
“It came all of a sudden, and we are all stunned and saddened by the news,” her talent agency, Stardust Promotion Inc., said in a statement, adding that it is examining the details of the incident.
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The Ring actress Yuko Takeuchi dies aged 40

The Ring actress Yuko Takeuchi dies aged 40

25 days ago   |   By Metro

Yuko Takeuchi has died aged 40
The Ring actress Yuko Takeuchi has sadly died at the age of 40.
The Japanese film and TV star was found dead at her home in Tokyo on Sunday morning, according to local reports.
A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Takeuchi is best known for starring in 1998 horror Ringu, the original Japanese version of The Ring which was later adapted by Hollywood.
She had also won best actress in a leading role three years in a row, from 2004 to 2007, at the Japanese Academy Awards.
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Yūko Takeuchi death: Japanese actor and Ring star dies aged 40

Yūko Takeuchi death: Japanese actor and Ring star dies aged 40

25 days ago   |   By The Independent

The cause of death is presumed to be suicide, according to reports
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