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Veteran actor Nagato Hiroyuki passes away at 77

May 21, 2011 @ 10:36 pm
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Veteran actor Nagato Hiroyuki has passed away at a Tokyo hospital on May 21st. He was 77 years old.

Born into a family of famous movie directors and actors, Nagato began appearing in movies at the age of 6. Later on in his career, he also acted in TV dramas and on stage.

Nagato put his career on hold after undergoing heart surgery last year. His younger brother, actor Tsugawa Masahiko, commented, "He had a large surgery for his heart, so other (parts of his body) must have been weakened quite a bit. I suppose it's called a complication. He had wanted to come back and had just been (saying) 'Alright, let's work hard and rehabilitate'..."

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time.

Source: TV Asahi

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