We have just received a message that famous Japanese voice actress Tomoko Kawakami (川上 とも子) had just passed away at 16:45 on June 9 2011 in Japan. Tomoko is a active voice actress for lots of famous Anime series, Drama and so forth. It was a lost to the Anime and related industries, and a sorrow to all of us.
Tomoko was a voice actress for lots of well known series, including Misuzu Kamio (神尾 観鈴) in AIR, Sayuri Kurata (倉田 佐祐理) in Kanon, Soifon (砕蜂) in Bleach, Amber (アンバー) in Darker than BLACK, Rosette Christopher (ロゼット・クリストファ) in Chrono Crusade and Hikaru Shindou (進藤 ヒカル) in Hikaru no Go (ヒカルの碁) where I first know about her.
Tomoko had been suffering from illness and received an operation back in 2008. And we wish her rest in peace.