Popular Japanese actor Haruma Miura died in a presumed suicide on Saturday (July 18), sending shockwaves across the entertainment scene of the world, at the age of 30.
Miura, who made his stage debut at the age of four and debut on television at seven, was discovered hanging in a wardrobe in his Tokyo condominium. He has starred in several films including the manga-adapted Assault On Titan (2015) and stars in the forthcoming Japanese film Trust Man JP, partially set in Singapore, to be released domestically next week.
Miura’s Amuse management agency stated that they apologize for the inconvenience caused to fans and all concerned, but they are still confirming his death details and will share more information if available.
Miura ‘s manager had gone home after failing to respond to calls, or turn up for a shoot. The actor has starred in Film, movie and stage productions, and has made his debut as a singer recently. He has received Best Young Actor and Best Supporting Actor honors for the Japan Academy Awards, the equivalent to the Oscars in Japan.
The case of Miura parallels the high-profile suicide of 22-year-old Japanese professional wrestler Hana Kimura, who appeared in the Terrace House Netflix and Fuji TV reality show.
While coping with a surge of online threats, she took her own life. Her mother filed a complaint with a watchdog on television, claiming producers had deliberately edited the show to present her daughter as a violent woman.