Miki Matsubara passed away in 2004 due to complications from cervical cancer.
Miki Matsubara, a Japanese singer, songwriter, and composer, was born on November 28, 1959, in Osaka, Japan. She gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, particularly with her hit single “Mayonaka no Door – Stay With Me,” which became an enduring city pop classic. Matsubara’s career spanned various musical genres, including pop, funk, and jazz, and she was known for her distinctive voice and musical talent.
Despite her success, Matsubara’s life was cut short when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After battling the disease, she succumbed to its complications on October 7, 2004, at the age of 44. Her death was a significant loss to the Japanese music industry, and she is remembered for her contributions to the city pop genre and her influence on later generations of musicians. Her music continues to be celebrated and has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly on international platforms like YouTube and Spotify, introducing her legacy to new audiences around the world.