Japanese Singer/Composer Bice Passes Away (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website of the Japanese musician Bice has announced on Friday that she passed away in her home on Monday, July 26 due to a heart attack. Bice made her debut on a major label with her self-titled maxi-single in 1998. She worked on the soundtracks for the Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ and Kirarin Revolution television anime series, as well as the soundtrack for the PlayStation 2 game Rimokokoron. (She worked on Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ under the stage name Anne.) She also performed the "Like Someone in Love" opening theme song for the Japanese live-action television adaptation of Yayoi Ogawa's Kimi wa Pet (Tramps Like Us) manga.
Bice's family held a private service.
Update: The Sports Hochi newspaper reports that Bice was 38 years old. Her husband made the announcement on the website. As recently as two days before her passing, she wrote on her blog about writing a song for a popular anime.
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