Popular Japanese Actress, Yuko Takeuchi Dies At 40 In Suspected Suicide

Japanese actress, Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at her apartment at the age of 40.


The Award-winning actress was found dead early on Sunday morning by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment, according to Variety. Her death was confirmed at a hospital.


The actress did not leave a note, but the outlet noted 'death by suicide is being presumed.'


In a statement to The Japan Times, her talent agency, Stardust Promotion said:'It came all of a sudden, and we are all stunned and saddened by the news.' 


She is survived by her husband and two children, including a nine-month-old son.


Ms. Takeuchi was known for her role in 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, which was adapted by Hollywood in 2002 as The Ring. She also played a female Sherlock Holmes in the 2018 HBO series Miss Sherlock. 


For three years in a row, Ms. Takeuchi won best actress in a leading role at the Japanese Academy Awards between 2004 and 2007. 

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