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Ikuyo Ima, known fondly by her fans as “the skinny one” of the female stand-up comedy duo “Ima Ikuyo Kuruyo,” died Thursday of stomach cancer at a hospital in Osaka Prefecture, her agent’s office said Friday. She was 67.

Ima was diagnosed with the disease and hospitalized in September last year but returned to the stage in December. The duo’s show on May 11 in Osaka was her final performance.

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