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Voice Actress, Singer Michal Friedman Passes Away (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gundam UC, Speed Racer: The Next Generation actress, wife of actor Dan Green, dies from complications after childbirth

ANN confirmed on Wednesday that singer/songwriter and voice actress Michal Friedman (Michal The Girl) passed away on November 25. Friedman died from complications after giving birth to twins by cesarean section. Friedman's twin children were born healthy.

Friedman played roles in various anime, such as Esther in Mobile Suit Gundam UC and Paya (cute version) in Magical Witch Punie-chan. Friedman's website notes that she played Seisei in Samurai Deeper Kyo and various roles in The Gokusen. Friedman also voiced the role of Annalise in the new Speed Racer: The Next Generation cartoon, and she also voiced Tune in the animated television series Winx Club.

As a singer and songwriter, Friedman released two albums, and two of her songs were featured in the film Travellers and Magicians. She also was a vocalist for various tracks from several major European dance music composers.

Friedman was the wife of fellow voice actor Dan Green (Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Yugi Muto, Sonic X's Knuckles, Samurai Deeper Kyo's Kyoshiro Mibu).

A memorial service for Friedman was held in New York City on Wednesday afternoon. A website has been set up where visitors can donate money to help with the immediate expenses needed to raise the twins.

Thanks to A-Log for the news tip

Photo by Hannah Thomson

Update: Info about Dan Green added. Website link updated.

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