22 Aug 2013
Mother Of Japan Popstar Utada Plunges To Death
Police believe Keiko Fuji, 62, jumped to her death from the Tokyo home she shared with a man in his 30s, Jiji Press said, adding foul play was not suspected.
Fuji was well-known in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for her "enka" -- a popular folk singing style.
Her daughter, whose 1999 debut album "First Love" is one of Japan's biggest-ever sellers, has had commercial success in Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as Britain, France, Germany and North America.