Today, Sunday, the Japanese Social TV Channel reported that Japanese film and television actress Yuko Takeuchi has committed suicide.
According to local police, her relatives found the body of the 40-year-old actress at home last night. An ambulance took the artist to the hospital, where doctors confirmed her death.
Police consider suicide to be the cause of death, although no suicide note was immediately found.
Last year, Takeuchi married actor Nakamura Shido, and she had a baby this year.
Yuko Takeuchi has starred in dozens of TV and blockbuster films, and was three times awarded the Japan Film Academy Award for Best Actor.