REST IN PARADISE KUMIKO OKAE.
Kumiko Okae, a Japanese actress, voice actress, and TV host passed away peacefully due to Corona Virus. She was in the Tokyo Hospital, suffering from Pneumonia complications caused due to Corona Virus. Kumiko Okae was 63 years old. Yes, the voice behind our favorite Pokemon! Her death was confirmed by her management office.
She was taken to the hospital of Tokyo on April 3, having a high fever. Her health was not so good since January, because of taking several radiation therapies as she was suffering from dangerous Breast Cancer.
REMEMBERING HER WORKS AS A VOICE ACTRESS:
In the film POKEMON which was released in the year 2005, she was the voice behind the character of ‘JENNY‘: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Also, she voiced in the animated movie, released in the year 1997. The movie is converted from THE DOG OF FLANDERS as Elina. And also one more film of Studio Ghibli’s THE CAT RETURNS in the year 2002. She was the voice behind Haru’s mother Naoko. She was also the voice of Ryouko in the live-action series which was released in 2005, the adaptation of Chikako Urano’s Attack No. 1 Volleyball Manga. Her most recent work is in 2017 mini-series My Lover’s Secret for NTV and the Fuji TV detective drama Lucky Seven which was originally released in the year 2012.
Kumiko Okae was born on August 23, 1956. And peacefully passed away on April 23, 2020. Her spouse’s name is Baku Ohwada and her daughter’s name is Miho Ohwada. They both are actors. She was detected with Breast cancer in late 2019. Then she underwent surgeries. In January and February 2020, she was taking radiation therapies where her body started deteriorating with fever in April.
Kumiko Okae began her career in 1975. She was seen in numerous television roles and a variety of shows from the 1970s to 2010s. She acted in television dramas. Also, she was the host at many entertainment giving shows such as Renso Games on NHK. Although on TBS Television, she also hosted a morning show, Hanamaru Market from 1996 until 2014. She got married in 1983 to Baku Ohwada.