Japanese Frozen actress tragically dies after falling from her hotel room

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The actress who voiced Princess Anna in Japan's version of Frozen has tragically died aged 35 after falling from her hotel room.

Japanese movie star Sayaka Kanda had been staying at a 22-storey hotel in Sapporo – the capital of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

She was found at 9.40pm on the outside area of the 14th floor of the building on Saturday (December 18).

The Disney actress was later rushed to hospital – and was pronounced dead by doctors, local media reports suggest.

It comes after Sayaka hadn't shown up for a performance in the musical My Fair Lady at a theatre in Sapporo on Saturday afternoon.

However, the actress was seen at a rehearsal on the Friday, according to local media reports.

Ms Kanda's agency revealed that they are "still unable to accept her passing" and are trying to cope with the loss.

The agency wrote: "We are very sorry to give such a report to all the fans who supported us and all the people who took care of us.

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"We are still unable to accept her passing and are trying to cope with it"

Police officials have been investigating whether or not it seemed that Ms Kanda intended to take her own life, or whether her death is the result of a horrific accident.

Ms Kanda voiced Anna in the Japanese version of the beloved 2013 animated Disney film Frozen.

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However, she was also the daughter of Japanese actor Masaki Kanda, 70, and singer Seiko Matsuda, 59.

Kanda's Frozen co-star Takako Matsu – who voiced Elsa in the film – said that she has been left "speechless" at the heartbreaking death of her fellow actress.

She wrote on Twitter: "The time we spent together is an irreplaceable treasure for me."

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