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Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro XII passes away

February 4, 2013 @ 5:27 pm
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On February 3rd at 9:59 pm, famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro XII passed away at the age of 66 due to complications with pneumonia at the Toranomon hospital in Tokyo. He was the twelfth one to inherit the illustrious name Ichikawa Danjuro.

Back in 2004, Ichikawa was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, and he made a comeback after enduring a heroic treatment. However, he was hospitalized since in December of last year after he developed symptoms of pneumonia.



As another great Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo (at the age of 57) also passed away back in December, the Kabuki industry has been engulfed by a lot of grief.

Our sincere condolences to his family.

Source & Image: Sanspo

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