‘Attack on Titan’ Live-Action Star Haruma Miura Found Dead at 30
Japanese actor Haruma Miura, who appeared as the lead character Eren Jaeger in the live-action adaptation of “Attack on Titan”, has died at the age of 30 in what authorities suspect to be suicide.
The actor was found hanging inside his apartment in Tokyo by his manager on July 18 and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, according to Kyodo News. A suicide note was also reportedly found inside his room.
Miura’s management company, Amuse Inc., confirmed his death in a statement.
“To fans and people concerned, we apologize for the worry and the inconvenience caused, but as to details we are still confirming and will inform you once again,” the company said.
In addition to the series, Miura will appear in the movie “The Confidence Man JP – Episode of the Princess” that will premier in Japanese cinemas on July 23.
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Miura started his career in show business as a child actor, and later made appearance in several television dramas, including “Bloody Monday,” “Last Cinderella” and in the third “Gokusen” series as Ren Kazama.
He also appeared in the live-action comedy movie “Gintama – Rules are Made to be Broken” as the antagonist Itô Kamotarô.
Miura is one of the many recent celebrities to have died from an apparent suicide. In May, “Terrace House” star and professional wrestler Hana Kimura took her life after becoming a victim of cyberbullying. Months after Kimura’s death, her mother revealed some behind-the-scene details about the event that led her to becoming a target of online hate.
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