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| "Re(1):Tsuru Hiromi passes away, Aortic dissec" , posted Tue 21 Nov 12:31|
According to her production agency, Tsuru Hiromi (57), the voice behind Dragonball's Bulma, Ranma 1/2's Ukyo, and many other heroine characters from animes in the 1980-90s', passed away yesterday from an Aortic dissection while driving. She was able to pull over with a hazard lamp, but was found unconcious in her seat and was sent to the hospital where soon after she was declared as deceased.
According to reports, she wasn't feeling too well for the past few days so it might have not been as acute as it sounds.
Tsuru Hiromi was one of the very few memorable voice actresses I remember from my youth-- quite saddening. May she rest in peace.
So much for me saying that I'm Joe Cool. I cried softly then, and I don't know how I'm composing myself now as I reply even though I want to cry again. I kid you not.
I'm still not ready to move on from the fact of Tsuru Hiromi-san passing away. This bit hurts me more than the bit of Kawakami Tomoko-san passing away six years ago because she was one of the first seiyuu I heard. She was a big part of my teenagehood. She was a seiyuu I told anime fan rookies to study. I remembered how certain "Love Hina" fans would only watch both episodes she was in. I'm not one of them though.
I feel bad for a friend of mine. His birthday is the day before hers. So eerie.
Give me until the day after tomorrow. By then, I'll accept the fact. Maybe. I don't know. We'll see.