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'Doraemon' voice actor passes away at 84

By Christian Imperio Published Oct 05, 2020 12:07 am

Doraemon voice actor Tomita Kosei passed away at the age of 84.

As reported by Channel News Asia, his agency confirmed that the voice actor died after suffering a stroke on September 27.

“Our company’s Tomita Kosei (age of death, 84) passed away on September 27 in the second year of Reiwa (2020) due to a stroke,” the statement read.

Tomita first lent his voice to Doraemon when the iconic series premiered in 1973. The 84-year-old actor also voiced other popular anime series including Astro Boy, Detective Conan, Lupin The Third Part 1 and 2, Mazinger Z and Cowboy Bebop.

Tomita was among the recipients of the Merit Award during the 3rd Seiyu Awards in 2009.