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Fans across Asia mourn Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi's death

Agency confirms passing of film and TV star known for her big smile

Actress Yuko Takeuchi appeared in both films and television during her career.

TOKYO -- Fans of Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi left tens of thousands of comments on her last Instagram post after the 40-year-old, known for her radiant smile, was found dead at her home in an apparent suicide.

"Tell me it's not true."

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