Photo from Kyodo News (2016)

Japanese media had reported on Saturday that popular actor Haruma Miura has passed away. He was 30 years old.

Investigative sources are saying that the actor was found hanging at his home in Tokyo. He was rushed to the hospital, but has succumb to his injuries and pronounced dead.

The police believed Miura, who had starred in a number of theatrical films and television dramas, had committed suicide. An apparent suicide note was found at his home, sources tell the media.


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Haruma Miura, who was originally from Ibaraki Prefecture, was born on April 5, 1990. He was a child actor who made his debut in the NHK 1997 television drama “Agri” when he was seven years old. His first starring role was in the Japanese film Catch A Wave, which was released in 2006.

Miura has since portrayed several lead roles, including “Ren Kazama” in Gokusen, “Izumu” in Akihabara@DEEP, “Shota Kazehaya” in From Me to You (Kimi ni Todoke), and more recently, “Kamotaro Ito” in Gintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken.

His most prominent role was starring in the Japanese live-action film adaptations of Attack on Titan as the lead character “Eren Yaeger”.

He also earned the “Rookie of the Year” accolade in the 31st Japan Academy Prize in 2008, as well as one of the “Newcomer of the Year” in All Nippon Producers Association’s Elan d’or Awards in 2009.


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