Anime vocalist Origa passes away at 44

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While everyone’s in a frenzy over the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live action, it’s a sad day for GiTS anime fans. Origa, age 44, passed away on Saturday. The cause of death was revealed to be lung cancer.

The news broke out when Russian voice actor Jenya tweeted the news on her official account.

Origa performed the theme songs for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and its sequel, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: 2nd GIG; as well as for the movie, GitS: Solid State Society. She worked with renowned anime composer Yoko Kanno.

Source: ANN (via 0takomu)

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