Tuesday, January 19, 2010

R.I.P. Daisuke Gōri

Some sad news from Japan today. The Mainichi Daily reports that veteran seiyū Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔) has been found dead in an apparent suicide.,
The body of voice actor Daisuke Gori was found on a Tokyo street on Sunday. Police believe he committed suicide.
A passer-by found Gori, 57, lying on a street in Nakano Ward, bleeding from his wrists and neck. There were no signs of a struggle, and there was a suicide note in his trouser pocket, say police. A bloodstained knife was also found near the body.
Gori, real name Yoshio Nagahori, was a voice actor and narrator, with notable anime credits including the Kinnikuman and Dragon Ball series.
Gōri-san was a character actor who lent his voice talent to some of my favorite anime, including Gundam, Zeta Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Samurai Champloo, Slayers and the recent Slayers Evolution-R. I'm sorry to see him go.

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