Beloved characters become like family to us, and it always a loss felt in the community when an individual behind those characters moves on. Takeshi Aono was 76 years old. He had a very successful voice acting career that included the voice of the monstrous Deathsaurus! His talents can be heard in the form of Kami-Sama and King Piccolo in Dragon Ball, as well as Fist of the North Star
, Space Battleship Yamato
and among many other roles, he dubbed the role of Christopher Lloyd's Doc character in the Back to the Future films and Joe Pesci's films in their Japanese releases.
Takeshi died as a result of complications following a stroke on Monday, April 9. He will be missed.
Re: Voice Actor Takeshi Aono Passes Away (1367655)
Posted by Sabrblade
on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
Sayonara, Hakai Taitei Deszaras.
Re: Voice Actor Takeshi Aono Passes Away (1367686)
Posted by AutobotMR2
on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:45am CDT
We truly have lost a legend. R.I.P. Aono-sama.
Re: Voice Actor Takeshi Aono Passes Away (1367864)
Posted by Rated X
on April 10th, 2012 @ 9:10pm CDT
A shame. R.I.P.
Re: Voice Actor Takeshi Aono Passes Away (1368146)
Posted by vegetacron
on April 11th, 2012 @ 7:43pm CDT
Damn, Piccolo died. Yeah, thats a bummer.