By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) and singer Matsuki Miyu passed away at the age of 38 on Tuesday, October 27th. Her talent agency 81 Produce confirmed her death on Monday, November 2nd Japan time. A closed funeral for relatives only was held for Matsuki. The agency did not specify her illness.
Matsuki announced on her blog on July 14th that she was taking a break from work after being diagnosed at a hospital with acute pneumonia. She said she had been suffering from a fever earlier in the year and that it wouldn’t go away on it’s own. Matsuki assured her fans she would return to work and apologized to everyone for the inconvience. Wrote Matsuki “きっと、戻ってきます！” (I’m sure I’ll be back!).
Matsuki’s recent role was as Anna Nishikinomiya on SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist (2015). Her previous roles include Isumi Saginomiya in Hayate the Combat Butler (2007), Shinosaka Yuko in the OAV series True Love Story (2003), Hitomi Onodera in Seven of Seven (2002), and Lailah in the console game PS3’s Tales of Zestria.
Sources: GoBoiano, Anime News Network, (Ltd.) 81 Produce, Matsuki Miyu, and (オタク) OTAKU Academy.