The 23-month-old daughter of Itsuji Itao, 46, from the comedy duo 130R, died suddenly of unknown causes, police said Monday. According to sources, on Sunday evening sometime after 11 p.m., the girl suddenly fell unconscious and was rushed to the hospital, where she died soon after. A hospital spokesman said the cause of death was undetermined.
Itao had attended a movie event earlier that day in Shinjuku.
The girl was Itao's first child, born on Sept 21, 2007. In his book, "Itao's Diary 3," he went on at length about how "Pippi," as he called her, was growing up. He had bought a video camera to film her before she was born, and commented just after her birth, "She looks just like me!"© News reports