Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has died aged 40 in an apparent suicide on September 27, according to reports.
Her husband, actor Taiki Nakabayashi, allegedly found the actress hanging in a bedroom of their Tokyo apartment in the early hours of Sunday. No suicide note was found.
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According to Variety, she was a mother of two, including a son who was born in January.
Takeuchi made her screen debut with the 1996 show ‘Cyborg’. She went on to star in a number of TV shows and films, notably in the hit drama series ‘Asuka’. Her most recent project was the movie ‘The Confidence Man JP: Princess’, which released in July.
Her death comes less than two weeks after three prominent Asian actors died at the age of 36 within days of each other — Japanese actress Sei Ashina and Korean actress Oh In-hye on September 14 of suspected suicide, and Taiwanese actor Alien Huang on September 16 in an apparent home accident.