In a shocking incident, Japanese actress and musician Sayaka Kanda died on Saturday evening in Sapporo, Hokkaido. She was found outside a hotel in an unconscious state in a pool of blood and is reported to have fallen six floors from her 22nd floor room. Sayaka was 35. She was declared dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital. Hokkaido police have issued a statement saying they are not ruling out the cause of the death due to suicide or foul play.
The news of Sayaka's death was confirmed by her agency and on her official website, which listed the notice by removing all other content. "I would like to report to everyone who has supported Sayaka Kanda so far. Kanda Sayaka (35 years old) died suddenly at 9:40 pm on December 18, 2021. We are very sorry to give such a report to all the fans who supported us and all the people who took care of us. We are still unable to accept her passing and are trying to cope with it. We are currently investigating the detailed situation, but we kindly ask the media to refrain from interviewing relatives or posting articles by speculation," Kamaichi Mitsuhisa, CEO of Robe Co. said in the statement.
Kanda, daughter of Kanda Masaki and well-known singer-actor Matsuda Seiko, established herself as a talent to reckon in film, television, stage, and the music industry. She wed in 2017 with the marriage lasting for two and a half years before it ended in divorce in 2019. Kanda has made appearances in several notable features, including the acclaimed David Greenspan 1999 short film, Bean Cake, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. She recently also did voice acting and dubbing for the character Anna in the Japanese version of Disney's Frozen.
20/12/2021 01:02 PM