Through her official Twitter account, the family of voice actress Hikari Yono reported the death of the artist on November 15. The statement noted that the voice actress was receiving medical treatment for an illness before her death.
“To everyone, we are Hikari Yono's family. Yono was under medical treatment, but passed away on November 15. She lived a life during which she passionately devoted herself to her work in voice acting. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who supported her in life. May Hikari Yono's voice endure in the industry and will always be remembered through it. "
Yono played a variety of supporting roles in the anime industry since 2001, including Okojo Okaasan in Siawase Apartment's Okojo-san, Tamura-sensei in Ultra Maniac, Obecitus in Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu, Samui in Naruto, Fukuko Yanagisawa in Furusato JAPAN, and Rumiko in Hal. Additionally, she also participated as the voice of Kaolinite in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal and was the narrator in the recent animation project for Burn the Witch.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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