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Manga creator Kaoru Shibayama passed away of heart failure on April 14. She was 43. She drew several manga series in Monthly Shonen Jump during the 1980s and 1990s, including Rival (1989-1994), Chara! (1995), and Giri Giri Purin (1996-2000). She was working on Mugen Shôjo Dreamer Angels for the magazine Bimonthly Comic Valkyrie when she passed away. Source: ComiPress
Errata: Kaoru Shibayama is apparently a male manga artist. The Anime News Network apologizes for the error.