It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Maruyama Karin (丸山夏鈴).
Rin-chan passed away from lung cancer on May 22. She was 21 years old.
In spite of a cancer and a brain tumor, Maruyama Karin did her best to realize her dreams to become an idol. She continued her activities until her last breath.
Rin-chan was hospitalized for several weeks for treatment. However, she kept on giving news to her fans through her Twitter account.
Maruyama Karin was born on August 2 1993 in Fukushima Prefecture. Her nickname is Rin-chan. She made her debut in 2012. She was semifinalist of the Kodansha’s Miss iD 2013 audition.
A few months ago, we introduced her last single Eternal Summer.
Her funeral ceremony will be held on May 25 in Fukushima.
RIP Maruyama Karin, the eternal idol.