Sonny Chiba Death: Martial arts master and Kill Bill star, died at age 82.

By | September 10, 2021

Sonny Chiba Death: Martial arts master and Kill Bill star, died at age 82.

We are sad to report that Sonny Chiba, the Japanese martial arts movie star who found late-career renown in Hollywood after outspoken admiration from Quentin Tarantino, has died aged 82 from a Covid-related illness, according to the following reported by the guardian news on August 19. 2021.

Variety reported that it had received confirmation of the news from Chiba’s agent. With an acting career beginning in the 1960s with a string of roles in Japanese martial arts films and TV shows, Chiba became widely known in the west after being name-checked in True Romance, the 1993 thriller written by Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. By then, Chiba had become a star in Japan, appearing in titles such as the 1970s Street Fighter trilogy (and its spin-off, Sister Street Fighter), Bullet Train and Champion of Death.

Who is Sonny Chiba

Shinichi Chiba, known internationally as Sonny Chiba, was a Japanese actor and martial artist. Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills in martial arts, initially in Japan and later before an international audience.
BornJanuary 22, 1939, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
DiedAugust 19, 2021
Height5′ 10″
SpouseTamami Chiba (m. 1996–2015), Yōko Nogiwa (m. 1973–1994)
Martial artsKarate, Kyokushin, Judo

Source: Sonny Chiba, martial arts master and Kill Bill star, dies aged 82 | Movies | The Guardian

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Marc Valenzuela wrote
This man is a legend in his films. His role in Tarantino’s Kill Bill was one thing, but he owned the role of Boss Kamata in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. I’ll always remember him for those western roles.Denise Clark wrote
That sucks. 🥲 That role alone still has my boyfriend randomly telling me “Understaaannnnnd!” lol. This man was so iconic. Blessings to his family during this time.Philip Haxo wrote
Growing up in Southern California I used to watch him on Shadow Warriors playing Hanzo…ICONIC…I’d race home to watch it. My condolences to his loved ones and thank you for all the great rolesTy Hanson wrote
From KILL BILL and TOKYO DRIFT… that’s how you chose to acknowledge this Legend, with the two English language films he did in the twilight of his 150+ film career?

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