She was the voice actress behind many characters such as Bulma in Dragonball Z, but more importantly for Falcom, she has voiced both Lilia and Rufina Argent in their games and other related media.
Tsuru was found unconscious in her car at approximately 7:30pm, and authorities transported her to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was still wearing her seatbelt- a witness stated that they saw her car slow to a stop, and authorities believe that the vehicle was stopped as it came up against the curb of the median.
Confirmation came out today on the 17th through a formal announcement via her production office due to an aortic dissection.
She has played a major role in the voice acting industry in Japan, and her loss will be a strong impact that will be felt through both anime and video games.