Miyu Matsuki (Photo from Livedoor)

Japanese talent agency 81 Produce has announced on Monday that voice actress & singer Miyu Matsuki has died due to an undisclosed illness on Tuesday, October 27. She was 38 years old.

It is not known if her passing was related to Acute Pneumonia, which was the reason for her hiatus since July. She was receiving treatment after experiencing a fever that would not recede, and discovered the illness after multiple hospital check-ups.

Miyu Matsuki was known for portraying characters including “Yoriko Sagisawa” in D.C. ~Da Capo~, “Isumi Saginomiya” in Hayate the Combat Butler series, “Harumi Fujiyoshi” in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei series, “Yoshinoya-sensei” in Hidamari Sketch series, “Ku-ko” in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, and more recently, “Magical Sapphire” in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya series & “Anna Nishikinomiya” in  SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist.

She also performed theme songs for Love Love?, Zoku Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.


Fellow cast members & colleagues in the industry has expressed their shock and condolences on Twitter for the late voice actress:

Yui Sakakibara

“It’s finally been announced… I still can’t believe we won’t ever meet again. The many memories I had with Miyumiyu throughout these many years are living preciously in my heart. She tried so hard. I’ve been crying since the day I found out what happened, but I’m still so sad that I can’t say anything.”


Megumi Ogata

“I can’t… put it into words…”

“Why… did she go… this early…?”


Satomi Akesaka

“I loved Cherry Bell… I wish her peace in the after life.”


Madoka Yonezawa

“Matsuki-san was my beloved senpai… I’m really, really sad…”


Ayana Takenatsu

“Huh? No way.”


Mai Aizawa

“I was at an event with her in February, and she seemed so full of life… I’m in so much shock that the words won’t come.”


Shimizu Ai

“When I saw her name trending on Twitter, I thought she finally got married.”


Saki Nakajima
“Saki Kijima” in Hayate the Combat Butler

“Huh. Miyu-chan…!? Huh? Huh?? This is a lie, right…?”


Kana Ueda
“Sakuya Aizawa” in Hayate the Combat Butler, “Rin Tohsaka” in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya

“I can’t play straight man to Izumi, nor get scolded by Sapphire-chan again.”


Ryoko Shirashi
“Hayate Ayasaki” in Hayate the Combat Butler

“My beloved Miyu-san

You were cute, kind, warm, and soft

You were a beautiful woman with a healing presence

I am deeply in your debt

Thank you so very much

But this is still so sad

I still can’t believe this”


Matsuki’s very last post on her blog was on September 14, her 38th birthday, which she said “If I can get better, I want to get married.”


SOURCE: YaraonHachima Kiko via Anime News Network
Translations for the tweets has been provided by Anime News Network and a colleague, Thank you very much for the help.