Sonny Chiba Dies: ‘Kill Bill’ Actor & Martial Artist Was 82

Sonny Chiba, the Japanese actor and martial artist, has died at the age of 82 from Covid complications, according to Japan’s Oricon News.

Chiba was a prolific actor in Japanese film and TV and was also a noted choreographer. He attracted attention internationally with roles in Takashi Miike’s Deadly Outlaw: Rekka and Battle Royale II, before playing the sushi chef and retired samurai Hattori Hanzo in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 1.

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