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Dragon Ball Actor Daisuke Gouri Passes Away (Updated)

posted on 2010-01-18 03:04 EST
Passerby said to have found voice of Gundam's Dozle Zabi collapsed on street

The Tokyo Shimbun paper reports that Daisuke Gouri, the voice actor best known for playing Robin Mask in the Kinnikuman television anime series as well as Umigame and Mr. Satan in the Dragon Ball franchise, has passed away in Tokyo on Sunday. He was 57. The actor, whose real name was Yoshio Nagahori, also played Dozle Zabi and Bask Om in the Gundam franchise, Hiromi Yamazaki in Patlabor, Heihachi Mishima in Tekken, Edge Master in the Soul Calibur videogame, and the Japanese Yosemite Sam in Looney Tunes.

The newspaper reports that Gouri was discovered, with blood dripping from his wrist, by a passerby on a street in Nakano ward. Police officers at Nakano station are investigating his death as a possible suicide. According to the authorities, Gouri apparently collapsed face-down onto the street at about 3:00 p.m. The Yomiuri Shimbun paper adds that a knife was found under him along with a last will nearby.

Update: The Yomiuri Shimbun paper also reports on Gouri's death.


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