Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi, 40, dies in apparent suicide

29-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has died in an apparent suicide at her home in Tokyo, people close to the matter said Sunday.

Takeuchi, 40, was taken to hospital early Sunday where she was confirmed dead, they said. No suicide note has been found.

Her agency said on its website it is looking into details as “it came all of a sudden…we are all stunned with shock and in sadness.”

She received a number of film awards in Japan including the Japanese Academy Film Prize for outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role when she was among the winners for three years in a row from 2004, according to her official website.

Takeuchi appeared in a variety of TV dramas and films such as the “Asuka” drama series broadcast by NHK and the movie “The Confidence Man JPEpisode of the Princess.”

She is also known for her role as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in the Hulu and HBO Asia collaboration drama “Miss Sherlock” broadcast in several countries.

Earlier in the month, actress Sei Ashina, who made her voice acting debut in the Japanese language version of the 2011 American TV series “Revenge,” was found dead at her apartment in a suspected suicide.

Popular actor Haruma Miura also took his own life in July and Hana Kimura, who was a cast member of popular reality TV show “Terrace House,” committed suicide in May after having been victimised by cyber-bullying.

– List of suicide prevention hotlines

TELL Lifeline (English) https://telljp.com/lifeline/

Telephone hotline: 03-5774-0992 (9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily)

Online chat: https://telljp.com/lifeline/tell-chat/ (Fri.-Sun., 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.)

Counselling inquiries: 03-4550-1146 (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Federation of Inochi no Denwa (literally “telephone of life”) can be reached by phone at 0570-783-556 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Federation Inochi no Denwa also accepts toll-free phone consultations on the 10th of every month from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. the following day at 0120-783-556

The Federation’s website is here: http://www.inochinodenwa.org/

A list of hotlines by regions affiliated with the centre can be found here: http://www.inochinodenwa.org/lifeline.php

The Tokyo suicide prevention centre, a member of the non-profit organisation Befrienders Worldwide, can be reached every day from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (from 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursdays) at 03-5286-9090, or at http://www.befrienders-jpn.org/



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