Ai Iijima found dead in apartment
Retired talento Ai Iijima (real name Matsue Okubo) was found dead in her apartment on Sunday afternoon. Police are still investigating the cause of her death, though some people suspect that it may be a suicide. Iijima was only 36 years old.
A friend of Iijima who works at her management agency became worried after being unable to contact her for several days. The friend visited Iijima’s apartment in Shibuya and was let in by the building manager. Iijima was discovered lying face-down, and an ambulance was called for. However, the medical team determined that she had already been dead for a few days. The exact time and cause of death are currently unknown.