Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi from Tokyo was recently found dead by suicide. The cause of her death is still uncertain, as no note were found in the house.
Yuko was 40 years old when she died, and if her case proves to be suicidal, this will also follow in view of the surge in suicide cases of celebrities across Japan.
Other stars known to have died of suicide include the actor Miura Harumi in March this year, and even the reality show star Kimura Hana in May.
For the unversed, Yuko accumulated a number of domestic anecdotes to her name before her passing. After a successful debut back in 1996 for her role in Cyborg, the actress quickly climbed the ranks of the domestic market and landed hit after hit, including, the 1999 NHK drama Asuka, as well as the 2001 TBS drama Love and Life in the White.