He was found hanged on Monday, April 25th, 2011. According to the metropolitan police department, Minoru's mother and his manager visited his house on April 25th around 3:30 PM because they could not contact him, and they found him hanging. Minoru Tanaka was 44 years old at that time. According to his manager who had spoken to him the day before he was to work, there was nothing unusual about Tanaka's behavior. His agency stated that there had been no problems at work.