Voice actress Hikari Yono
died of an undisclosed illness on November 15. She was 46 years old. Her family revealed her death through Twitter on Friday, stating that she lived her life loving voice work, and thanking those who supported her.
Yono was a graduate of Nihon University College of Art. Her roles in anime included Samui in Naruto: Shippuuden
, Kaolinite in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
, and Yoshino Uehara in Gantz
She also worked as a television narrator and voice actress for Japanese dubs of foreign films and television, and was active until she fell ill this spring. She narrated Fuji TV's Chokugeki LIVE Goody!
(GOODY! GOOD DAY!
) and dubbed voices for the live-action films Catch Me If You Can
, The Devil Wears Prada
, The Grand Budapest Hotel
, and Wonder Woman
, among others.
Source: Oricon News