Here are 3 famous actresses from Japan died before 40:
Minako Honda (July 31, 1967 Itabashi-November 6, 2005 Bunkyō) also known as Honda Minako or Honda, Minako was a Japanese singer and actor.
She died as a result of leukemia.
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Kazumi Kawai (July 9, 1964 Kōenji-May 9, 1997) also known as かわい かずみ, くが ともこ, 可愛 かずみ, Kuga Tomoko, Kawai Kazumi, 久我 知子 or Tomoko Kuga was a Japanese actor and singer.
She died in suicide.
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Yumika Hayashi (June 27, 1970 Tokyo-June 28, 2005 Tokyo) a.k.a. Oguri Yumika, Hayashi Yumika, Yumika Oguri, 林由美香 or 小栗 由美香 was a Japanese actor and pornographic film actor.
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