Japanese ‘Frozen’ actress dead at 35 after fall from hotel

Japanese actress Sayaka Kanda, who voiced the character Anna in Disney’s Japanese movie “Frozen”, has passed away. She was 35 years old.

Kanda was found unconscious around 1 p.m. Saturday outside her hotel in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. She was taken to the hospital but was not saved.

Representatives of the late actress believe she fell from her room on the 14th floor of the 22-storey hotel, local newspaper Kyodo News reported.

The outlet added that the police are investigating the case as a possible suicide, but they have not yet ruled out an error.

Her producers noted that the actress was in rehearsal for the musical “My Beautiful Lady” until Friday, but missed the rehearsal on Saturday.

“I would like to inform everyone who has supported Sayaka Kanda so far. Kanda Sayaka, 35, passed away suddenly at 9:40 pm on December 18, 2021,” Kamaichi Mitsuhisa, CEO of Kanda’s Rob Co., wrote in a statement, according to Yahoo. We are very sorry to give such a report to all the fans who supported us and all the people who took care of us.”

Police investigate the case after finding Kanda outside her hotel.
Police investigate the case after finding Kanda outside her hotel.
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Kanda also plays voice roles in video games
Kanda also plays voice roles in the video games “Kingdom Hearts II” and “Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony”.
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In addition to the Japanese version of the movie Frozen, Kanda was also known for her voice roles in the video games “Kingdom Hearts II” and “Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony”. From the second generation, she was the daughter of 70-year-old actor Masaki Kanda and 59-year-old singer Seiko Matsuda.

Kanda’s career began at the age of twenty when she started acting in musicals. She was scheduled to play the role of Mittel in the musical “Galaxy Express 999” next April, according to Kyodo.

Kanda's career began at the age of twenty when she started acting in musicals.
Kanda’s career began at the age of twenty when she started acting in musicals.
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Kanda is scheduled to play the role of Mittel in the musical
Kanda is scheduled to play the role of Mittel in the musical “Galaxy Express 999” next April.
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Takako Matsu, who co-starred with Kanda in the Japanese film “Frozen” as Elsa, said that news of Kanda’s death left her “speechless,” according to Yahoo.

“[The] The time we spent together is an irreplaceable treasure.”

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