Sayaka Kanda

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Sayaka Kanda
神田 沙也加
Born(1986-10-01)October 1, 1986
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
DiedDecember 18, 2021(2021-12-18) (aged 35)[1]
Cause of deathSuicide by jumping
Other namesSayaka
Years active1999–2021
Mitsu Murata
(m. 2017; div. 2019)
Musical career

Sayaka Kanda (神田 沙也加, Kanda Sayaka, October 1, 1986 – December 18, 2021) was a Japanese actress and singer.[2][3] She was the daughter of J-pop star Seiko Matsuda and actor Masaki Kanda.

Career[change | change source]

In 1999, while a student at a Japanese school in Los Angeles, she appeared in Bean Cake. The short film won the Palme d'Or du court métrage at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2005, she released a DVD called Dolls.

She made her Kōhaku Uta Gassen debut in the 62nd Kōhaku Uta Gassen (12/31/2011) singing Ue wo muite arukō with her mother, Seiko Matsuda.[4]

Death[change | change source]

Kanada died after jumping from the fourteenth floor of her hotel room in Sapporo, Japan on December 18, 2021.[5] She was 35 years old.

Discography[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • Doll (2005)
  • Liberty (2011)

Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "女優の神田沙也加さん死亡…札幌のホテルで". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). 2021-12-18. Archived from the original on 2021-12-18. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  2. "Japanese fast food restaurant Lotteria goes magical with Madoka Magica". Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  3. "Madoka Magica collaborates with Mangart Beams for limited edition T-shirts". Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  4. "【紅白歌合戦】神田沙也加、松田聖子と親娘で出場 「心強いです」 ." Oricon News. 30 November 2011.
  5. "神田沙也加さん急死 札幌のホテル高層階から転落(スポーツ報知)". Yahoo! Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2021-12-18. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  6. "Japan's NHK to Air Kids' Special with Ghibli Music". Anime News Network. May 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-27.

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