Actor Shinichi Chiba 19 days 5:00 pm 26 minutes, died in Chiba Prefecture Kimitsu hospital for pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus. 82 years old. On the same day, the office that manages Mr. Chiba announced.
According to the office, Mr. Chiba was hospitalized from August 8 because pneumonia caused by the new corona worsened. He was in a state of continuing oxygen inhalation, but he died without recovering.
Chiba was born in 1939 and is from Fukuoka prefecture. In 1968, gained popularity in the TBS drama “Key Hunter”. In addition, he has appeared in the movies “Kill Bill”, “Wild Speed X3 TOKYO DRIFT”, the Fuji TV drama “Shadow Warriors” series, and the NHK Taiga drama “Furin Kazan”. As an action star representing Japan, it gained popularity overseas and was known as “Sonny Chiba”.
In his private life, he married actress Yoko Nogiwa in 1973 and divorced in 1994. My daughter is actress Juri Manase (46). Then remarried. His sons are actors Mackenyu Nitta (24) and Atsushi Maeda (21).a