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Japan Action Star Sonny Chiba Dies From COVID-19 Complications

shinichi sonny chiba died at the age of 82
Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Thursday, 19 August 2021 06:54 PM

Japanese action star Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba died in hospital from complications related to COVID-19, public broadcaster NHK said late Thursday. He was 82.

Chiba a martial artist and imposing actor known for his legendary fight scenes, was best known in the West for his role as sword maker Hattori Hanzo in the "Kill Bill" series of films.

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Japanese action star Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba died in hospital from complications related to COVID-19, public broadcaster NHK said late Thursday. He was 82.
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