Singer/Composer Origa Passed away
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Posted 1/18/15 , edited 1/18/15
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Voice actress Jenya reported on her official Twitter account that singer Origa (birth name Ol'ga Yakovleva) passed away on Saturday due to lung cancer. She was 44 years old.

Russian-born Origa first came to Japan in 1991 on a home-stay program. and made her major debut in Japan in 1995 under the EMI Music Japan label. She performed theme songs for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Fantastic Children, and Princess Arete. She also performed the hymn singing voice for the character Kanon in Gust and KOEI Tecmo Games' Ar nosurge PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita video game, which shipped in Japan last year.

Origa attended Vancouver's Anime Revolution convention last August as a guest.


This came as a big shock to me, I had the priviledge to meet her at our convention last year.
She was a nice lady, and she made pretty good music too aside from her Ghost in the Shell songs.
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Posted 1/18/15
WHAT?!? AT ONLY 44?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Now I'm going to feel sad whenever I listen to New Bodhum, Inner Universe, or Rise.
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Posted 1/18/15
I saw that when I woke up this morning. I am deeply saddened.
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Posted 1/18/15

George_z wrote:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-18/ghost-in-the-shell-singer-origa-passes-away/.83416


Voice actress Jenya reported on her official Twitter account that singer Origa (birth name Ol'ga Yakovleva) passed away on Saturday due to lung cancer. She was 44 years old.

Russian-born Origa first came to Japan in 1991 on a home-stay program. and made her major debut in Japan in 1995 under the EMI Music Japan label. She performed theme songs for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Fantastic Children, and Princess Arete. She also performed the hymn singing voice for the character Kanon in Gust and KOEI Tecmo Games' Ar nosurge PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita video game, which shipped in Japan last year.

Origa attended Vancouver's Anime Revolution convention last August as a guest.


This came as a big shock to me, I had the priviledge to meet her at our convention last year.
She was a nice lady, and she made pretty good music too aside from her Ghost in the Shell songs.
hey you closed my thread!.... joking aside...yeah i wasnt a fan of hers but i do acknowledge that the lady had lots of talent.RIP


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBGNIZ-KL90
from her colaboration on ar no surge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciYPW5La4As

definitely she was a new age type of songstress
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Posted 1/18/15 , edited 1/18/15

perrandy hey you closed my thread!...


Yes, once again, my apologies for that, I did however still post this one earlier so I had no choice as selfish as it may seem.
Joking aside, as I said before I met with her only in June of last year, and I have been a fan of her since the first GitS SAC, so when one of our convention's board members mentioned her passing on Whatsapp this morning I was utterly shocked and it really put a huge downer on the rest of my day.
I really didn't know she had Lung cancer, but I think she didn't tell anyone else besides maybe her closest of kin.

I need to think what to do with some of the signed goods I have of her as well. I really feel that at least one of those items needs a more special place in my home now.
And yes, I am still very saddened.
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Posted 1/21/15
was she a smoker? what was your favorite song?
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I found out via YouTube comments while listening to Inner Universe. Worst way ever! :'(
On top of that, she passed away when I made my online station debut so it was a huge downer at the end of the day. Origa's been a big staple on my FM radio show and her music has inspired my creative works. She was also working on a score for HerowarZ (a Korean MMO). I bet it will sound fantastic.
It's super hard to believe that she's gone.
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