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Zard Singer Izumi Sakai, 40, Dies from Staircase Fall

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Japanese singer-songwriter Izumi Sakai, better known as Zard, died on Sunday of a brain contusion after falling three meters (10 feet) off the landing of a staircase at the Keio University Hospital. She was undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Sakai, whose real name was Sachiko Kamachi, was 40 years old. The ex-model wrote and performed theme songs for numerous anime projects, including Slam Dunk, Yawara! Special - Zutto Kimi no Koto ga, Dragon Ball GT, Chuuka Ichiban!, and Detective Conan (Case Closed). Thanks, John. Source: Asahi

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