Malcom Taylor / Getty ImagesJapanese actress Sei Ashina, who was found dead in her apartment this week, is seen above. (Malcom Taylor / Getty Images)
The world has lost another young Japanese artist, as actress Sei Ashina was confirmed dead this week at just 36 years of age.
Ashina had stopped responding to calls and messages on Sunday, and her brother found her, deceased, in her Tokyo apartment on Monday.
Sei Ashina was born in Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 22, 1983. Her birth name was Igarashi Aya.
As a teenager, she began modeling in Tokyo, which soon evolved into acting. The young woman started