Hmm, First Daisuke Gori, now Unshō Ishizuka (aka Yukinori Ishizuka), the voice actor for the OG hustler, best video game character of all time, Heihachi Mishima died. I don't speak any Japanese, but listening to that guy's voice in the games over the years, man, he leant a ton of badassery to that character.
Who will want to take that character on now? He seems to be cursed for voice actors.
"Fun has been kidnapped! Are you ninja enough to save the gaming industry!?" OG
They can probably just recycle the existing voice properties for a bit since the character FINALLY seems to have been killed off for real at the end of Tekken 7 (which is why some of the later chapters are told from his perspective).[\spoiler]
I think the role of his that will be most difficult to replace is Professor Oak in Pokemon. People who voice a character for 2-plus decades just can't help but be permanently associated with the role, even when a credible successor resumes the mantle.
I didn't even realize that he had done so much until this news broke. Mr. Satan, Jet Black, Van Hoenheim, Admiral Kizaru, just too many characters in too many shows, movies, and games to count. Utterly remarkable career.
Villano III passed away from a brain hemorrhage today. The 7-time original WWF Light Heavyweight Champion was a top luchador in the early 1980s, facing the likes of Perro Aguayo, the original Tiger Mask, Gran Hamada, Dr. Wagner Jr. and Owen Hart and Chris Benoit as the Blue Blazer and Pegasus Kid in the early 90s.
He also had a very successful Lucha de Apuesta record, though has a famous defeat to CMLL legend Atlantis.