Voice Actress Miyu Matsuki Passes Away
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Talent agency 81 Produce announced on Monday that voice actress and singer Miyu Matsuki passed away on October 27 due to an illness. She was 38.
Matsuki had announced in July that she would be taking a break from her work to focus on treating her pneumonia. She said at the time that she had a fever since the start of the year that wouldn't recede, and then found out she had acute pneumonia after repeatedly going to the hospital for check-ups.
In May, GA Bunko announced that Matsuki would play Charlotte Dimandias in the upcoming anime for Jun Misaki's light novel series Hundred. The anime's format or premiere date has not yet been announced.
Some of her roles in anime include Kū-ko in Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!, Isumi Saginomiya in Hayate the Combat Butler, Magical Sapphire in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, and most recently as Anna Nishikinomiya in SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist. She also performed theme songs for Love Love?, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, and Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!.
Matsuki's fellow cast members and other industry members have been expressing their shock and condolences on Twitter, including:
とうとう発表された…本当にもう会えないんだという実感が。みゆみゆとの長い間の沢山の思い出は、あたしの中で大切に生きてる。本当によく頑張ったよ。知った日からいっぱい泣いたけど、まだ悲しすぎて今はこれ以上何も言えない。— 榊原ゆい (@YuiSakakibara) November 2, 2015
"It's finally been announced... I still can't believe we won't ever meet again. The many memories I had with Miyumiyu throughout these many years are living preciously in my heart. She tried so hard. I've been crying since the day I found out what happened, but I'm still so sad that I can't say anything."
信じられないニュースが飛び込んできた…— かかず ゆみ (@yumi_kakazu) November 2, 2015
"News I can't believe just came my way..."
なんで、こんなに、早く、、、— 緒方恵美@12/27Live『禊』 (@Megumi_Ogata) November 2, 2015
"I can't... put it into words..."
"Why... did she go... this early...?"
チェリーベル大好きでした…御冥福をお祈りします。— 明坂聡美・自営業27歳 (@akekodao) November 2, 2015
"I loved Cherry Bell... I wish her peace in the after life."
うそでしょ?— 原田ひとみ@11/25シングル発売 (@vhitomin) November 2, 2015
"It's a lie, right?"
嘘だ。信じたくないよ…。— 真田アサミ \◯/ (@AsamiSanada) November 2, 2015
"It's a lie. I don't want to believe this..."
え、未祐ちゃん…?!えっ、え?!嘘でしょ…— 中島沙樹☻໊Xmas迄はハロウィン (@sakicchons) November 2, 2015
"Huh. Miyu-chan...!? Huh? Huh?? This is a lie, right...?"
うそだよ。— 陣谷 遥 (@haruka_2310) November 2, 2015
”It's a lie."
松来さん、大好きな先輩です。。すごくすごく悲しい……— 米澤 円 (@yone_mado) November 2, 2015
"Matsuki-san was my beloved senpai... I'm really, really sad..."
"I was at an event with her in February, and she seemed so full of life... I'm in so much shock that the words won't come."
今年の2月にイベントでご一緒した時はとてもお元気そうだったのに・・・ショックすぎて言葉が出てきません。— 相沢舞 Mai Aizawa (@moririnmonson) November 2, 2015
え……?声優の松来未祐さんがお亡くなりになったと聞き…どうして…。松来さんには「Φなる・あぷろ~ち」という作品のヒロイン「水原明鐘」を演じて頂いたご縁がありました。頭が混乱しているんですが…本当に信じられません…。残念です…。 pic.twitter.com/qIZ4ssvu6L— 西又 葵[伊勢丹新宿･個展開催中!] (@aoi_nishimata) November 2, 2015
"What...? I've just heard that the voice actress Miyu Matsuki has passed away... Why...? I know Matsuki-san from when she played the heroine Akane Mizuhara in Final Approach... I really can't believe this... It's terrible..."
え、うそ。— 竹達 彩奈 (@Ayana_take) November 2, 2015
"Huh? No way."
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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