Uehara was the first person who discovered TENN's body in his car on 25th Sep and was so shaken by his sudden departure that she could not bring herself to attend the autopsy conducted by the police. Fellow SPEED members Imai Eriko and Shimabukuro Hiroko rushed to Osaka to see Uehara on the same day of TENN's death but Shimabukuro had to return to Tokyo for work thus Imai kept Uehara company through the past few days. Arakaki Hitoe also kept in touch with Uehara over the phone.
The wake is held on 27 Sep while the funeral will be on the following day. Initially, it was said that the funeral was to be a private one but due to the wishes of TENN's family, they decided to make it a grand event thus holding the wake and funeral at a big funeral hall.
Source: Daily Sports