On July 18th, popular Japanese actor and singer Haruma Miura was found hanging by his manager in his Tokyo home in an apparent suicide. Miura was later confirmed dead at a nearby hospital. A suicide note was also found in his apartment. The long-time actor had just begun a music career last year and was slated to have several upcoming television appearances. Fans across the world shared their condolences on the web for the young star.
Haruma Miura was no stranger to the acting world. The child star from Ibaraki had been acting in roles from the young age of 7. Miura’s first big hit came when he starred in the film Koizora, in which he won the Newcomer of the Year Award at the 31st Japan Academy Film Prize. Western fans may know him for his role as Kamotaro Ito from the Gintama 2 movie or as Eren Jaeger from the Attack on Titan live-action adaption series, which consisted of two parts starring Miura.
In his free time, he often shared photos of his cooking to his Instagram story. Media speculation has tried to connect to online harassment and bullying as a possible cause of his death, similar to the recent incident with Terrace House star Hana Kimura. Still, close friends of the actor have denied those rumors.