Actor Watanabe Hiroyuki (Kouga's dad, Gaoh) passes away at age 66

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Actor Watanabe Hiroyuki (Kouga's dad, Gaoh) passes away at age 66

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https://mainichi.jp/articles/20220505/k ... 40/052000c
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B8%A1 ... 5%E4%B9%8B

Actor Watanabe Hiroyuki passed away at his home on May 3rd. He played toku roles like Kouga's dad in Garo, or Kamen Rider Gaoh in Den-O. I think his last major toku role was reprising Taiga in 2019's Garo -Gekkou no Tabibito-

That guy was so cool. It's hard to imagine him passing away already

https://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Watanabe_Hiroyuki
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His agency reports that he had hung himself. I don't know more details than that, but it's pretty difficult to accept that's what happened.

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He also did good on Ultraman Gaia. Even promoting Gaia 20th anniversary a few years back and keeping in touch with Gaia actor, Yoshioka Takeshi.
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Oh man, I really liked him as Taiga and was glad that he was able to reprise the role one more time. But it's crushing to know that he was in so much pain in the end... :(
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In this day and time 66 isn't all that old, that's still pretty young. =( Does it say what was the cause?
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Unfortunately, he committed suicide. The info was released from his agency and I'm not sure if further information explaining why he did it was released
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