Candies Fans bid farewell to Tanaka

Fans and past fellow performers in the pop star trio Candies were among more than 1,000 attendees who bade a tearful farewell to actress and singer Yoshiko Tanaka during her funeral in Tokyo on Monday.Miki Fujimura, a former member of the trio who graced TV shows and events in the 1970s, said in her memorial address, "I wanted to take many pictures until we became grandmas."Looking up at a photograph of Tanaka, bordered by pink and white flowers, Fujimura, also 55, said, "Our bond as the Candies is eternal. Thank you." Tanaka, whose real name is Yoshiko Odate, died Thursday of breast cancer at the age of 55.

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