March 16th, 2014

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Veteran actor Utsui Ken passes away at the age of 82


On March 14 at 6:05 pm, popular veteran actor Utsui Ken passed away at the age of 82, due to chronic respiratory failure.

To follow the deceased' wishes, Utsui's funeral will be held only for his family and relatives, but there is a plan for the farewell meeting at a later date.

Utsui had appeared not only in movies, but also in many popular dramas, such as "Wataru Seken wa Onibakari", "Aibou", and "Gokusen", and had been active as an actor for a very long time.

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RIP. ;_; Such heartbreaking news. He's like a father to everyone who's seen Gokusen.