Sumiko Kono



Age: 60


Summary: Japanese housewife who had been in a coma in the last 14 years from severe brain damage suffered in a deadly gas attack that had killed seven people (her husband survived and was the first person to report the incident to authorities) when members of the Aum Supreme Truth Cult (now renamed itself Aleph) sprayed sarin gas in a neighborhood in an attempt to kill judges of the Nagano District Court's Matsumoto branch on the night of June 27, 1994.



Cause of Death: Respiratory failure


Born: circa 1948


Died: August 5, 2008


Location: Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan