Updated 2/10: Her cause of death has been revealed
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku member Matsuno Rina has passed away at the age of 18.
According to the reports, she was resting at her home in Tokyo from an unknown condition on 2/7 while the rest of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku were performing at a concert in Osaka. Her family called emergency medical services at around 5:00 AM on 2/8 when her condition worsened.
She passed away at the hospital on February 8th due to lethal arrhythmia (sudden cardiac arrest). This was confirmed by a company representative.
Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku’s performance at Taiwan on February 18th has been cancelled as a result. The group’s FC event on February 25th will be open for people to pay their respects.
It’s hard to forget that while idols might be young and full of energy they are still human and face the same challenges we do. Stress, illness, and more are common. Unfortunately, it seems like the condition Matsuno Rina had was particularly harsher.
Our thoughts are with her family, rest in peace Matsuno Rina.