Japanese police announced Wednesday (Feb 4) that the cause of death of TV personality Ai Iijima was pneumonia; and ruled out any foul play in the case.
The former porn star turned TV personality and best selling writer was found dead in her house in late December, but her body was decayed and initial autopsy failed to determine the cause.
Rumours had been flying around that she committed suicide for various reasons; and there were speculations that she was murdered instead. Seems like Iijima’s soul can finally be put to rest now.
Ai Iijima was one of the most popular adult video idols in early 90s; she later turned into mainstream TV shows and made her breakthrough in 2000 with her semi-autobiographical novel Platonic Sex.
She continued to build on the novels’ popularity and became a regular TV personality; she also started actively involving in AIDS awareness campaigns.
Iijima announced her retirement in March 2007, stating health reasons, which unfortunately taken its toll in the end. Rest in peace.