After decades of service voicing characters in anime, veteran seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka has now passed away. He was 83. Fellow-seiyuu Fuumi Hirano revealed that he passed away last 17th October via twitter. The Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society followed suit with their own announcement.
They didn’t reveal Tanaka’s cause of death, but all remembered him fondly. Many remember some of his greatest works, which of course include many popular characters. These include Dio in the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure OVA, as well as Captain Jonathan in One Piece. He also voiced Sherlock Holmes III in the Lupin III anime, as well as Sosai X in Gatchaman. He will be missed.
And from all of us here over at Wow Japan, we send our deepest condolences to Nobuo Tanaka’s family. May he rest in peace.
source: Spoinichi Annex