Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shirakawa Yumi passes away due to heart failure

Actress Shirakawa Yumi passed away on 14 June due to heart failure at the age of 79 years old. Shirakawa whose real name was Nitani Akiko, was the wife of actor Nitani Hideaki who passed away in 2012 due to pneumonia and leaves behind their daughter Yurie who is the president of Try Group and used to be an actress.

Shirakawa became an actress in 1955 and made her debut in the movie "Narazumono". She married Nitani in 1964 and they were known as a model couple. Shirakawa had appeared in many dramas and movies such as "Majo no Jouken", "Ohisama", "Kaseifu no Mita", "GTO" and "DOCTOR X".

The wake will be held on 17 June while the funeral will be on the following day.

Source: Daily Sports

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