The entertainment world in Japan is in mourning. This weekend, the death of Sayaka Kanda, a J-Pop singer who had a career as an actress and voice actress, was reported.
According to local media information, Kanda was found unconscious in the outer garden of the fourth floor of a hotel in Sapporo, Japan. Once she was found, they took her to the hospital, but there she was pronounced dead. The events took place in the early morning of December 18, 2021.
At the moment it is unknown what was the cause of death of Kanda. However, it is presumed that it was a suicide.
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Who was Sayaka Kanda?
In case you didn’t know, Sayaka Kanda was a famous and well-known J-Pop singer. Once she retired from the music industry, Kanda embarked on a career as a film, stage, television, and voice actress.
In the video game world, Kanda is best known for her appearances in the series. Danganronpa. The actress was responsible for voicing Kaede Akamatsu in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and playing Junko Enoshima in the series’ plays.
Japanese voice actress Sayaka Kanda has sadly passed away, aged 35.
Kanda was the Japanese voice actress of Kaede Akamatsu, stage actress for Junko Enoshima, and performed the DR3 Future Arc OP & ED.
Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this time.https://t.co/b8TuG2YWkj pic.twitter.com/101KyGH2vd
— Danganronpa Wiki (@danganronpawiki) December 18, 2021
Within the gaming world, Kanda also voiced Kiwako Seto in Let it Die and Anna from Frozen in Kingdom Hearts III. As you can imagine, he got this role because he was the character’s official voice in Japan.
At LEVEL UP we wish Sayaka Kanda peace on her final rest and send our condolences to her family and loved ones.