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)
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