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Posted by ustar TH STAFF Saturday, May 23, 2015

21-year-old idol Maruyama Karin passes away due to lung cancer

Maruyama Karin

Solo idol Maruyama Karin passed away on May 22nd due to lung cancer. She was 21 years old.�

Maruyama had been battling a malignant brain tumor ever since it was found during her 2nd year of elementary school. More recently, the brain tumor had spread to her lungs and she had been receiving treatment for it.

In 2012, Maruyama was chosen as the semi-finalist for 'Miss�iD2013', then started her solo activities that summer. Although she was constantly in and out of the hospital, she had been continuing her activities on her own will. This February, she released her first single "Eternal Summer".�

Her wake will be held on May 24th from 6:00 pm, and her funeral on May 25th beginning at 11:00 am in Fukushima.�

Our condolences go out to her family and friends at this time.�

Sources: natalie, Asahi Shimbun

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