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Sonny Chiba

Actor

Born - 23 January 1939, Fukuoka, Japan
Died - 19 August 2021

Intense, heavily-built, moustachioed Japanese action star. He was in films from his early twenties and made almost 200 of them over a 60-year period, still working busily until he contracted the Covid-19 that led to his death: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961), Yakuza No Uta (1963), The Golden Bat (1966), Gangster Cop (1970), Sister Street Fighter (1974), Karate Warriors (1976), Message from Space (1978), The Bushido Blade (1981), Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983), The Last True Yakuza (1985), Mine Field (1991), Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992), Body Count (1995), Storm Riders (1998), Born to Be King (2000), Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Sushi Girl (2012), Take a Chance (2015), Shakespeare in Tokyo (2018), Bond of Justice: Kizuna (2021), his last, and many, many more. Born Sadaho Maeda, he died from coronavirus complications.