Godzilla Actor Hiroshi Koizumi Passes Away

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st Godzilla sequel's star was 88

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that actor Hiroshi Koizumi passed away due to pneumonia on Sunday, May 31. He was 88.

Koizumi debuted as an actor in 1951 and went on to play roles in a number of Godzilla movies, starting with the human lead role in Godzilla Raids Again (1955), the first sequel to Toho's original Godzilla film.

He also appeared in Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, Dogara, the Space Monster, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, The Return of Godzilla, and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, among other films.

Source: BBC News

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