Ai Iijima (Japanese: ?? ?, Hepburn: Iijima Ai, October 31, 1972 – December 10, 2008) was a Japanese media personality, writer, activist and actress who was an AV idol early in her career producing over a 100 films, later becoming the hostess on the nighttime television program, Gilgamesh Night and transitioning away from AV work.
After ending her career in adult videos, Iijima released a musical single Naisho DE Ai! Ai! (???? DE ??!??!) in July 1993 and soon became a regular on daytime TV talk shows.
Iijima became involved in campaigns to educate the public about HIV/AIDS, a cause that few Japanese celebrities were willing to undertake.
On December 24, 2008 at about 3:30 p.m.
(JST), Iijima was found dead in her 21st floor Tokyo apartment, pathology examination showed she had died of pneumonia shortly after retiring from the public eye.