‘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.

Miura made one final post on his Instagram on July 14 where he talked about his upcoming TBS showLove Begins When Money End,” which is scheduled to air in September 2020.

 

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本日情報解禁されました。 TBS ドラマ「おカネの切れ目が恋の始まり」 略して【カネ恋】! 今回自分が演じさせて頂くキャラクターは おもちゃ会社のドラ息子で破壊的浪費癖があるものの、ポジティブで真っ直ぐな猿渡慶太を演じます。 日に日に暑くなって参りましたが、キャスト、スタッフ一同、テレビの前の皆様に9月から、より笑って頂きたく撮影に励んでおります! 楽しみにいていてください! #おカネの切れ目が恋のはじまり #カネ恋 #ジレきゅん

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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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