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I was just listening to her singing when I spotted this. How sad.
44 is way too young to pass away. Any age is too young to pass away!!

Voice actress Jenya reported on her official Twitter account that singer Origa (birth name Ol'ga Yakovleva) passed away on Saturday due to lung cancer. She was 44 years old.

Russian-born Origa first came to Japan in 1991 on a home-stay program, and made her major debut in Japan in 1995 under the EMI Music Japan label. She performed theme songs for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Fantastic Children, and Princess Arete. She also performed the hymn singing voice for the character Kanon in Gust and KOEI Tecmo Games' Ar nosurge PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita video game, which shipped in Japan last year.

R.I.P. OL"ga Yakovleva ( Origa)


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Apr. 15th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
wow.. that really a shock. I was just listening the one GitS song I own... man.. 44 is really young.
Apr. 16th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe it. I haven't heard anybody mention it or read it. Of course, I'll check the obituaries in the Japanese newspapers and see if they've listed her.
one reason I haven't heard is that these idiots over here don't seem to carry her CD's. Amazon has imports, but they're really expensive ( $30.00).
but it would be worth it.
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