Voice Actress Miyu Matsuki Passes Away Due to Epstein–Barr Virus, Lymphoma
posted on by Egan Loo
The agency 81 Produce reported on the blog of the late voice actress Miyu Matsuki on Tuesday that she was diagnosed with a chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection, which eventually led to a terminal case of malignant lymphoma.
Matsuki passed away on October 27. The blog post states that her family now wishes to share the name of the disease in order to raise awareness for early detection.
When Matsuki announced in July that she would be taking a break from her work to focus on treating her pneumonia, she did not know the cause of her illness. She had been admitted to a hospital on June 30, and after testing was eventually diagnosed with a chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection. She was discharged on September 4 but was hospitalized again on September 18.
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!.
Thanks to Omiya and mierin for the news tips
[Via Hachima Kikō]