Seiyu management office Aoni Production has announced on the official website that Honda Chieko passed away due to multiple cancer on February 18th. She was 49 years old. She played Ple and Ple Two in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
Such heartbreaking news, she was among my favorite seiyuu and loved her very much as Kurumi of Kimagure Orange Road, Amy and Mitty of Gall Force, Puru of ZZ Gundam, Ennil of Gundam X, and much more. It's so sad to hear she has passed away, my thoughts are with her family and friends who loved her.
Not that I knew her, or even noticed her in the few roles of hers that I've seen, but may you have died without any regrets though I doubt it, considering the reason for death and age. It's sad that a person dies so young, but alas. That is the horrible lie know as life. My condolences to her family.