Yuko's first film role was in the 1998 Japanese horror classic 'Ring'

Variety reports that Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko has died from an apparent suicide.

The 40-year-old actress was found by her husband Nakabayashi Taiki in their Tokyo apartment on Sunday morning.

Takeuchi did not leave a suicide note but initial presumptions are suspecting that the mother of two took her own life. Her youngest son was born in January 2020.

The actress is known for a range of Japanese film and TV shows including Cyborg, Asuka and Love And Life In The White.

In 1998, Takeuchi began her film career with a supporting role in the Japanese horror classic Ring.

Takeuchi also had exposure internationally through Hulu’s Miss Sherlock in 2018.

If Takeuchi’s death is confirmed as a suicide, her death will follow a number of suicides by other Japanese talents.

In July, Attack On Titan star Haruma Miura took his own life at the age of 30.

TV star Kimura Hana also committed suicide in May.