Hiroko Takahashi, who performed under the stage name Kaoru Shimamura, passed away on February 26, 2013 at the age of 43 from breast cancer.

Shimamura's credits include Chrome Shelled Regios, Devil Lady, Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple, Macross 7, Moldiver, and Genocyber.
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Lesley Aeschliman