Some sad news for Gundam fans, as the voice behind Mirai from the original Mobil Suit Gundam TV anime, Fuyumi Shiraishi, has now passed away. She was 82.

Reports state that a relative visiting her found her unconscious in her home. She had apparently fallen, though her cause of death was ischemic heart failure. She was living alone.

Her family will be holding a private funeral service for family members only.

Aside from Mirai, she also voiced Akiko Hoshi in Kyojin no Hoshi, as well as Kasha Imhof in another Yoshiyuki Tomino classic, Space Runaway Ideon. She won a Merit Award during the 9th Annual Seiyuu Awards back in 2015 as well.

She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

source: Yaraon!