The Japanese actress Sayaka Kanda, who voiced Anna in the country’s dubbed version of ‘Frozen’, has died at 35 after falling from her hotel room, and police are investigating if it was an accident or suicide.
Kanda was found unconscious in a pool of blood in an outdoor space by the 14th floor of the 22-storey hotel in which she was staying, on Saturday 18th December.
She appeared to have fallen six floors from the 22nd floor, which is reportedly where her room was.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors, according to local media reports.
Kanda, who voiced Princess Anna in the Japanese version of the hit 2013 animated Walt Disney film ‘Frozen’, was the daughter of Japanese actor Masaki Kanda, 70, and singer Seiko Matsuda, 59.
Kanda did not show up for a performance in the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ at a theatre in Sapporo, the capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, on Saturday afternoon, but was at a rehearsal on Friday, according to local media, citing producers.
Takako Matsu, who provided Elsa with her voice in the Japanese version of ‘Frozen’, commented on Disney’s official Twitter account that she was left “speechless” at the death of her colleague, saying that “the time we spent together is an irreplaceable treasure for me.”
Investigators are now reportedly looking into whether Kanda took her own life or if her death is the result of a tragic accident.