Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi popularly known for her role in 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu has died at the age of 40.
She was confirmed dead at the hospital after her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi found her lifeless body at their Tokyo home.
Although the actress didn’t leave a note, it it presumed that Takeuchi took her own life as Police have launched an investigation.
She is survived by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, as well as two children, including a nine-month-old son
The star was known for roles in films like Cyborg, Midnight Eagle, and Ringu, the inspiration for 2002 Hollywood’s The Ring.