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Veteran voice actor Utsumi Kenji passes away at the age of 75

June 13, 2013 @ 1:31 pm
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It was reported that veteran voice actor Utsumi Kenji passed away at the age of 75 due to carcinomatous peritonitis.

 

According to Kenproduction company which Utsumi served as the chairman, he passed away on June 13 at 3:01 pm (JST) at a hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Though the details on a funeral and memorial ceremony have not been decided at this moment, the chief mourner will be served by his wife Nomura Michiko, who's also a voice actress.

 

As an anime voice actor, Utsumi made his debut with "Ookami Shounen Ken" (as "one-eyed Jack") back in 1963. Since then, he had lent his voice for animes like "Mahou Tsukai Sally", "Dr. Slump Arale-chan", "Hokuto no Ken", and many more. 

 

Not only in anime, Utsumi was also known for dubbing many foreign movies, as well as for his narration in many TV shows and CMs.

 

Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

 

Source & Image: Cinematoday

 

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· Posted June 18, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Another great actor R.I.P

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· Posted June 17, 2013 @ 10:38 am

Rest In Peace.

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· Posted June 15, 2013 @ 11:41 am

Rest in peace T^T

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

Rest in Peace. :'c

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

My condolences to his family and friends

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 10:50 am

 My condolences to his family and friends.  I hope they can take solace in the fact that he's no longer suffering.  Rest in Peace.

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 9:09 am

He will be missed... RIP

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 4:24 am

My condolences to his family and friends... May he rest in peace...

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· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 2:56 am

Rest in Peace :(

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

R.I.P :(

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

RIP Utsumi Kenji :(

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

Deep condolence to his family ;___; Goodbye Sir Alex Louis Armstrong. May he rest in piece ;___;

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

may he rest in piece...

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

May he rest in peace 

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

awww RIP

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

;_________________________________;.. Alex Louis Armstrong yooooo


RIP

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

I'm sorry for his family and friends, may he rest in piece.

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

Oh dear. D: He was Louis Armstrong in FMA/FMA:Brotherhood and Shenlong from DBZ! I didn't realize that until I looked him up. My goodness, my condolences to his wife and family.

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· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

My condolences to his family and friends.

R.I.P