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Popular singer Eigo Kawashima died of a liver disease Monday at a hospital in Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. He was 48.

Hailing from Osaka Prefecture, Kawashima, who was also a songwriter, enjoyed widespread popularity and appeared in TV dramas.

One of Kawashima’s most popular songs was “Sake to Namida to Otoko to Onna” (“Drinks, Tears, a Man and a Woman”).

The song was released in 1975.

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