Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi, who won many awards, died at the age of forty, and her body was found in her home in Tokyo.
According to Japanese media, the police have started an investigation into the death of Takeuchi, and they suspect that the actress, a mother of two children, had committed suicide.
It is reported that her husband, actor Taiki Nakabayashi, was found in their house in “Shibuya Ward”. Then she was taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Takeuchi was a popular actress in Japan, having appeared in several films and TV series during her career.
In a statement, Stardust Promotion, the actress’ artistic agent, said she was “shocked by the news and sad to hear”.
Takeuchi gained fame for her role in the 1998 Japanese horror film “Ringo”, which was re-released in English in 2002 by Hollywood in the movie “The Ring.”
She also played the role of Detective Sherlock Holmes in the series “Miss Sherlock” produced by the American “Home Box Office” network in 2018, which was broadcast in a number of countries, including the United States.
For three years in a row, between 2004 and 2007, Takeuchi won Best Actress at the Japan Academy Awards.
Variety reports that along with her long list of acting accomplishments, Takeuchi’s image of a warm, smiling and modest woman has made her popular with advertisers.
Although the suicide has not been confirmed in the case of Takeuchi, it was the cause of death for a number of Japanese talents recently, including actress “Si Ashina” earlier this month, actor “Haruma Miura” last July and the wrestling star. ” Hannah Kimura last May.