It's been reported that singer Futaba Akiko passed away on August 16th at 3:30 AM.
According to her record label, the singer passed away due to acute heart failure at a nursing home in Hiroshima. She was 96 years old.
Futaba, whose real name was Kato Yoshie, was born on February 2nd, 1915 in Hiroshima. In 1936, she signed with Columbia records and made her debut with "Ai no Youran". Her talent and voice made her one of the most popular singers before and after World War II. She released many hits like "Yoru no Platform" and "Francesca no Kane", and appeared on the 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' ten times.
Futaba's funeral will be held only amongst her relatives.
Our condolences to her family and friends.
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Posted byTuesday, August 16, 2011
Singer Futaba Akiko passes away due to acute heart failure
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