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|Yanagihara Hiromi, 1999|
|Also Known As||Hiromi (ひろみ)|
|Born||October 19, 1979|
|Died||July 16, 1999 (aged 19)|
Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Yanagihara Hiromi (柳原尋美; October 19, 1979 – July 16, 1999) was a Japanese pop singer and actress. She was best known for being one of the original members of Country Musume.
Early Life & CareerEdit
On July 16, 1999, Yanagihara was tragically killed in a car accident one week before the group's first release, "Futari no Hokkaido." Yanagihara was reportedly driving alone near her home in Nakasatsunai, Hokkaido at 5:00 pm, when her car, a Mitsubishi Pajero, swerved off the road, and crashed into a ditch. She was thrown from the vehicle which then flipped on top of her, trapping her beneath.
Yanagihara was rushed to a hospital in Obihiro by ambulance, where she later died at 7:10 pm. The official cause of death was a combination of tension pneumothorax and acute heart failure due to her injuries.
- Name: Yanagihara Hiromi (柳原尋美)
- Nickname: Hiromi (ひろみ)
- Birthdate: October 19, 1979
- Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
- Date of Death: July 16, 1999 (age 19)
- Place of Death: Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Zodiac: Libra
- Hello! Project Group:
- Country Musume (1999)
Singles Featured InEdit
-  Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (モーニング刑事。～抱いてHold on Me!～)
- [1999.07.13] Idol wo Sagase
- [1999.07.27] Idol wo Sagase (In memory of)
- [1998.04.06] Taiyou Musume to Umi (太陽娘と海; Sun Daughter and the Sea)
- [1998.07.09] Kaze no Musumetachi (風の娘たち; Daughters of Wind)
- [1998.10.11] Wine Musume Koi Monogatari (ワイン娘恋物語; Wine Daughter Love Story)
- She is the first and currently only member of Hello! Project to have died.