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VA Aono Takeshi Passes Away

by dtshyk
Apr 9, 2012 8:20 PM | 61 Comments
According to the tweet by seiyu Yamada Eiko, seiyu Aono Takeshi passed away on April 9th. He was 75 years old. He was diagnosed as having an aortic dissection and a cerebral infarction in 2010 and had been struggling against the illness.

Sources: Yamada's tweet, Aoni Production

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May he rest in peace T-T

Apr 11, 2012 2:24 AM by giraffe13280

Rest In Peace ;(

Apr 11, 2012 12:20 AM by FireHeart

Truly one of the best. He might be best known for his Yamato role, where his character was rather like the Japanese Mr. Spock.

His work on Dragonball was especially notable to me because he literally played both God and the Devil with Kami and Piccolo Daimao and played both roles perfectly.

He will be missed.

Apr 10, 2012 7:52 PM by Zarmyn

R.I.P Grandpa Mutou, Osmond, and Kami.

Apr 10, 2012 6:35 PM by Sam201

I've only watched him in Naruto as Tazuna but I don't remember his voice. Still, RIP.

Apr 10, 2012 3:19 PM by MisaTange

Rest in Peace :(

Apr 10, 2012 2:29 PM by trusttt


Apr 10, 2012 12:56 PM by Mr_Gutts


Apr 10, 2012 11:45 AM by Kyo-

Aono was one of the greatest legendary seiyuu, with so many memorable roles, such as Murai from Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Katsuhito and Nobuyuki Masaki of the Tenchi Muyo series, Gwen Khan of Outlaw Star, and so many others. May he rest in peace and he shall be missed.

Apr 10, 2012 11:11 AM by kanon-chan


Apr 10, 2012 9:29 AM by Cashdax

Rest In Peace. Can't believe no more Mihawk ( One Piece) Hiraga, Gengai ( Gintama) and Osmond (Zero no Tsukaima)

Apr 10, 2012 9:28 AM by darkmar7

Just like Kami from DBZ, he's now in a better place...


Apr 10, 2012 7:21 AM by KayChan4U

Oh dear. His health wasn't too good so I hope where ever he is now it's much better over there

Apr 10, 2012 6:16 AM by mikhailn

I'll always remember him as Bookman! :'(
And ex-mihawk too! ><

May he rest in peace.

Apr 10, 2012 5:44 AM by Kurini

Murai :(

Apr 10, 2012 3:46 AM by Pullman


Apr 10, 2012 3:35 AM by Vhess

Rest in peace.

His effort and passion will be remembered.

Apr 10, 2012 3:33 AM by Rachmaninow

It's sad to see another legend. May he rest in peace. :'(

Apr 10, 2012 3:15 AM by PerlaNemesis


Apr 10, 2012 2:58 AM by ToG25thBaam

May he rest in peace.

Apr 10, 2012 2:44 AM by Lustreless

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