Renowned literary critic Jun Eto was found dead Wednesday night in an apparent suicide at his home in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said. He was 66.

Ambulance workers found Eto, whose real name was Atsuo Egashira, dead just before 9 p.m., facedown in his bathtub and bleeding, police officials said.

He had apparently slashed his left wrist with a cooking knife found in the room. An autopsy showed he drowned in the bath water.