Tag Archive: Death

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.