Karin Maruyama Loses Lifelong Battle With Cancer

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Back in March Pure Idol Heart introduced our readers to a true Idol in every way.

My one regret is that Karin did not cross my path sooner, so I could enjoy her singing longer. Karin suffered from brain and lung cancer and until her final few hours May 22 2015, she dreamed of releasing a second single.

Karin Maruyama (August 2, 1993 – May 22, 2015)
Karin Maruyama (August 2, 1993 – May 22, 2015)

According to her mother, Karin went peaceful at 13:10 JST.

For a few weeks Karin had been making these short 1-2 minute soliloquy videos, smiling as best as she could to encourage fans. I believe in some ways Karin gave her fans strength as much as fans gave her.

Eternal Summer / Karin Maruyama
Karin Maruyama

Today`s post is about remembering a true Idol who only wished to entertain fans as best as she could.

Karin was the living spirit of an Idol, between her stays in the hospital she danced and performed as many lives as she was well enough to do. When her health took a turn, Karin shifted to sitting always smiling, always giving her best.

Although Karin was an Idol for a very short time, she was a true Idol to the very end.
Karin`s final soliloquy a few hours before her death.

Karin doing a live for her single. After this live she signed items for 2hrs to thank her fans for coming.

One of Pure Idol Heart readers on Facebook posted this MV in remembrance of Karin, we have decided to add it to this article as the readers of this website way of remembering Karin

Akb48 - Bokutachi Wa Tatakawanai (僕たちは戦わない) Full Video
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