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Veteran actress Kirin Kiki died early Saturday morning at the age of 75 at her home in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. Kiki had cancer, but the official cause of her death was not immediately known.

Kiki, whose real name is Keiko Uchida, was born in Tokyo in 1943 and was the wife of rock singer Yuya Uchida and mother-in-law of popular actor Masahiro Motoki. A winner of two Japan Academy best actress awards, she was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.

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