According to our Japanese source, Kumiko Okae, an actress best known for playing Jenny in Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications, at an age of 63.
She had pneumonia because of the infection of the virus, which was the reason she died. It came to light that she had been receiving radiation therapy from January up to February after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Her COVID-19 symptoms began with a fever on April 3rd, and on April 6th she was rushed to a hospital because of worsening of her health. She then was informed that she was positive on COVID-19.
Her acting debut was in 1975 as a lead role of TBS Omitsu, and afterward, she starred in Ten Made Todoke and many other live-action series. She was also a co-host of the Hanamaru Market information show. She also participated in The Dog of Flanders as Elina, Haru’s mother in the Ghibli Haru Study project in the kingdom of cats, and her best-known role, Jenny in Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
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