Quantcast

Mother of Japanese pop star jumped from 13th floor in apparent suicide

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, August 22, 2013 14:25 EDT
google plus icon
A TV cameraman video tapes an apartment block where former singer Keiko Fuji, mother of Japanese pop singer Hikaru Utada, reportedly jumped from her room in Tokyo on August 22, 2013. (AFP)
Topics:
 
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

The mother of Japanese pop singer Hikaru Utada has been found dead after plunging from a 13th storey apartment in an apparent suicide, reports said Thursday.

Police believe Keiko Fuji, 62, jumped to her death from the Tokyo home she shared with a man in his 30s, Jiji Press said, adding foul play was not suspected.

Fuji was well-known in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for her “enka” — a popular folk singing style.

Her daughter, whose 1999 debut album “First Love” is one of Japan’s biggest-ever sellers, has had commercial success in Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as Britain, France, Germany and North America.

Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online.
 
 
 
 
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.
 
Google+