Summary: Japanese pop and rock singer and anti-breast cancer activist who had started her professional singing career in 1988 at age 17 with her debut single Zoo, but who spoke openly about her battle with breast cancer as she underwent surgery after being diagnosed in 2004 and wrote on her blog that the cancer had spread to her lungs, lymph nodes, and bones in 2008.
Cause of Death: Complications from breast cancer
Born: January 23, 1971
Died: July 28, 2009
Location: Tokyo, Japan