Award-winning Japanese actress, Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at the age of 40.
Yuko was found dead early on Sunday morning by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment, according to Variety. Her death was confirmed at a hospital.
The actress did not leave a note, but the outlet noted ‘death by suicide is being presumed.’
In a statement to The Japan Times, her talent agency, Stardust Promotion said:‘It came all of a sudden, and we are all stunned and saddened by the news.’
She is survived by her husband and two children, including a nine-month-old son.
Ms. Takeuchi was known for her role in 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, which was adapted by Hollywood in 2002 as The Ring. She also played a female Sherlock Holmes in the 2018 HBO series Miss Sherlock.
For three years in a row, Ms. Takeuchi won best actress in a leading role at the Japanese Academy Awards between 2004 and 2007.