10:53 pm - 05/16/2012
"Tsukushi's father" Kobayashi Susumu passes away at 58
Kobayashi Susumu has passed away from cirrhosis of the liver. He died at 10:45 in the afternoon on the 16th. He was 58.
According to people close to him, Kobayashi suffered from illness for several years, and after the filming of “Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL Aratanaru Kibou” this year in February, he received a diagnosis of a remainder of 2 or 3 weeks left and became hospitalized.
Kobayashi worked as an actor since the 1990s, and he famously played the role of Tsukushi’s father in “Hana Yori Dango”. Kobayashi also acted in roles in dramas such as “Long Vacation” and “Siberia Chou Tokyuu”.
When people who acted in dramas I watched a long time ago begin to die, it's only a reminder of how much time has passed, how much things have changed, how much I'm getting older. :(