Updated on September 16, 2020, 1:10 p.m.
The actress Sei Ashina has died at the age of 36. Her management announced that she was found dead in her Tokyo apartment. The police have suspicions about the cause of death.
The Japanese woman Sei Ashina was found lifeless by her brother last Monday, reports the US magazine “Variety”her management quotes. The actress was only 36 years old.
Investigations into Ashina’s death are ongoing
Both their management and the police from Such confirmed that Ashina’s death was believed to be suicide. After the actress did not answer his calls, her brother drove to her apartment, where he found Ashina dead. She did not leave a message.
The 36-year-old isn’t the first young Japanese star to die this year. Actor Haruma Miura is said to have committed suicide at the age of 30 in July, and 22-year-old wrestler Hana Kimura in May after she was victim of cyberbullying.
Success alongside Keira Knightley
Ashina, die 1983 was born in Fukushima, first worked as a model in Tokyo, later also as an actress. In 2002 she made her debut in “The Tail of Happiness”, in 2007 she starred in the historical drama “Silk” alongside US star Keira Knightley. Especially in her native Japan, she soon became known through various roles in television series and films.
But she also made a name for herself behind the camera. Among other things, she was the voice actress for Emily Thorne in the hit series “Revenge”. Ashina was most recently in front of the camera for the Japanese film “AI Hōkai”.
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