J-pop singer Sayaka Kanda passes away at 35

The world of asian pop is in mourning. The sudden and unexpected passing of J-pop singer Sayaka Kanda has shocked all her fans. According to information from the local media Kyodo News, the 35-year-old young artist was found unconscious in the hotel where she was staying in the city of Sapporo -the capital of the Hokkaidō prefecture in northern Japan-, before participating in the musical My fair lady of the Sapporo Cultural Arts theater as the protagonist Eliza Dolittle, and passed away shortly after being transferred to the hospital.


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I would like to report that Kanda Sayaka died suddenly at 9:40 pm on December 18, 2021. We are very sorry to give such news to all the fans who supported us, “said Kamaichi Mitsuhisa, executive director of Robe Co -the actress’s agency-, adding that still”we cannot accept his passing and we are trying to cope. The situation is currently being investigated, but we kindly ask the media to refrain from interviewing family members or publishing speculative articles. “According to the police report, the actress fell from a twenty-two-story fourteenth floor that has a hotel. . At the moment the causes of Sayaka Kanda’s death are being studied, although the investigations of the agents point out that it is a new suicide Within the music scene of Asian pop, since hours before her tragic death, the actress and singer canceled her rehearsal, informing the producer that she was not feeling well. However, the Japanese media have assured that the police do not rule out a murder either.


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Sayaka Kanda was born in Tokyo and was known throughout Japan as the daughter of artist parents: actor Kanda Masaki and singer Seiko Matsuda. The actress began to be interested in music and acting from a very young age. During his studies at a Japanese school in Los Angeles, and before becoming fully involved in show business, he participated in Bean Cake, a short film that won the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. From there, Sayaka didn’t stop until she officially debuted in her first movie as a professional actress: Dragon Head. But his peak in the world of cinema was ten years later when he voiced – in the Japanese version – one of Disney’s best-known characters, Princess Anna, in the animated film Frozen. In this film, Takako Matsu accompanied the actress on this adventure by voicing the other protagonist, Elsa. The colleague herself wanted to send a message upon hearing the tragic news, saying goodbye to Sayaka: “The time we spend together is an irreplaceable treasure for me”, has expressed Tatako, assuring that the death of the actress had left her “speechless.”


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In addition to dubbing in Frozen, Sayaka Kanda had the opportunity to participate in series such as High School Chorus, Star Blazers 2202, Real Girl The Pride Idols, among other. About the music, The actress and singer began her career in this sector when she was 15 years old with her first single, Ever Since. At that time, the young woman released four more songs and released her first album called Doll (Wrist) in 2005. After a hiatus, in 2014 he returned to music with the duo Trustrick, although two years later the group disbanded. Before his passing it was known that the artist was going to play Maetel in the musical Galaxy Express 999 next April.



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J-pop singer Sayaka Kanda passes away at 35