Actress Yukiko Shimizu found dead at father's grave in suspected suicide
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NUMAZU, Shizuoka -- Actress and singer Yukiko Shimizu was found dead on Tuesday at a cemetery in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, in a suspected suicide, it's been learned.

According to Gotemba Police Station, a male employee at the Fuji Reien cemetery in Oyama discovered Shimizu, 49, dead in front of her father's grave at around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said another woman, who is suspected of being Shimizu's mother, was also found slumped in a wheelchair alongside the body of Shimizu, but is now in a stable condition.

Police believe that the pair attempted suicide using hydrogen sulfide as there was a plastic bag containing detergent and bath additive containers on the ground nearby and a note apologizing for causing trouble.

Shimizu made her debut as a singer with the song "Ogenki desuka" on March 1, 1977, and soon gained popularity as one of the top three idol singers of that time along with Mizue Takada and Ikue Sakakibara. She later became a member of the "Kinchan Family," a group of entertainers that appeared on TV shows with famous comedian Kinichi Hagimoto.
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How sad...
R.I.P Yukiko Shimizu
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