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.
So sad… 😥
My deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones.
Oh non! :'(
Any loss of life is sad. But at such a young age here, it makes you want to live your life to the fullest.
My thoughts to everyone.
The angels will be smiling as they now have a new friend who will sing and smile with them. Thanks Karin for making me smile even for just a short period of time