Tag Archive: Death

Death of Matsuno Rina from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

Matsuno Rina (松野莉奈) - Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学)Japanese idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku is in mourning.

It’s with delay but also with sadness that we announce to you the recent death of Matsuno Rina occurred of February 8. The news broke shortly after 11:30am (JST) on FNN Spark.

Matsuno, fallen ill a few days ago, was resting at her home in Tokyo while the rest of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku members was performing a concert in Osaka on February 7th. At around 5:00am, on February 8th, her family contacted emergency medical services (119) as her condition had worsened. Despite being rushed to the hospital, Matsuno passed away at the age of 18.


Okada Yukiko, 30 years already

Okada Yukiko (岡田有希子)On this April 8, J-Pop Idols pays tribute to a popular idol of the 1980s, the lovely Okada Yukiko (岡田有希子).

Indeed, this is 30 years since Okada Yukiko passed away prematurely at the age of 18, after jumping from the top of the Sun Music Building in Tokyo in the morning of April 8, 1986, a highly publicized suicide that caused a wave of suicides throughout the Japanese archipelago in the same year.


Maruyama Karin passed away

Maruyama Karin (丸山夏鈴)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.


Tsukimiya Karen (Steamgirls) passed away

Tsukimiya Karen (月宮かれん) (Steamgirls)It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Tsukimiya Karen (Steamgirls).

The member of Alice Project died in an accident in early July, but the news has just been announced by her father via a letter published by the company on its website.