Voice actor, Unshō Ishizuka, famous for the voice of Professor Oak in Pokemon, passed away at the age of 68.
Anime News Network, official website for talent website Aoni Production, said that the actor lost his life after a prolonged battle with cancer. Ishizuka was battling with Oesophageal cancer and was under medical treatment.
Ishizuka’s career was both extensive and varied in terms of terms of voice acting. Since his debut in 1984, Ishizuka voiced for many well-known anime characters. Including the voice of Professor Oak in the much loved anime Pokemon franchise, he also voiced for Mr Satan in Dragon Ball Super, Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
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He also dubbed to Japanese for western movies like Liam Neeson in the Taken trilogy, Non-Stop, Laurence Fishburne in Mission Impossible III, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The actor’s family and relatives have already held a private funeral. A public farewell in honour of the actor has also been planned.
Ishizuka inspired many of the 90’s generation to fill their Pokeballs and find out what the world had to offer.
Rest in Peace.
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