Japanese movie stars died at 53

Here are 2 famous actors from Japan died at 53:

Tatsuo Yamada

Tatsuo Yamada (January 10, 1956 Toyama-July 26, 2009 Akiruno) a.k.a. 山田 辰夫 or Yamada Tatsuo was a Japanese film director and actor.

He began his career in the film industry as a director's assistant at Toei Company. One of his most notable works was his directorial debut in 1983 with the film "Death Powder" which gained a cult following. He also worked on numerous other films such as "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril" and "Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon". Along with his work in film, Yamada was also known for his acting roles in films such as "Tokyo Zombie" and "Golgo 13: Kowloon Assignment". Yamada passed away in 2009 at the age of 53 due to lung cancer.

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Masashi Amenomori

Masashi Amenomori (July 24, 1930 Chiba Prefecture-April 9, 1984 Kawasaki) a.k.a. Masao Amenomori or Amenomori Masashi was a Japanese voice actor and actor.

He died in cirrhosis.

Throughout his career, Amenomori worked on a number of popular anime series and films. Some of his most notable roles include Gouzaburou Kaiba in the original "Yu-Gi-Oh!" anime series, as well as Professor Ochanomizu in the 1980s version of "Astro Boy". He was also known for his stage work, particularly in experimental theater productions. Outside of entertainment, Amenomori was a dedicated activist and philanthropist, and spoke out on a number of social issues including labor rights and environmental concerns. His untimely death at the age of 53 was a great loss to the Japanese entertainment industry.

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