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Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi dies in apparent suicide

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi attends the screening of TV series 'Miss Sherlock' during the 24th Shanghai TV Festival on June 14, 2018 in Shanghai, China.   © Getty Images

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has died in an apparent suicide at her home in Tokyo, people close to the matter said Sunday.

Takeuchi, 40, was taken to hospital early Sunday where she was confirmed dead, they said. No suicide note has been found.

She received a number of film awards in Japan including the Japanese Academy Film Prize for outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role when she was among the winners for three years in a row from 2004, according to her official website.

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