Here are 1 famous actors from South Korea died at 56:
Akihiko Hirata (December 16, 1927 Seoul-July 25, 1984 Tokyo) a.k.a. Akihiko Onoda, Hirata Akihiko or Onoda Akihiko was a South Korean actor.
He died in lung cancer.
Hirata was best known for his work in Japanese kaiju films from the 1950s to the 1970s. He appeared in more than 100 films during his career. Hirata's most famous role was Dr. Serizawa in the original 1954 "Godzilla" film. He also appeared in "Mothra," "Rodan," and "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Hirata was a frequent collaborator with director Ishiro Honda and actor Takashi Shimura. Outside of his work in monster movies, Hirata also acted in various other genres such as dramas, comedies, and samurai films.
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