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Martial Artist and “Kill Bill” Star Sonny Chiba Dead at 82 of Covid -19! – Entertainment News

By Geoffrey Huchel

Japanese actor and martial artist Sonny Chiba, died August 19, 2021 in a hospital in Tokyo where he had been treated for COVID-19. He was 82.

Chiba, who held black belts in Karate, Ninjutsu, and Judo, achieved stardom through his skills in martial arts initially in Japan and later before an international audience. Chiba appeared in over 200 film and television productions, most notably KILL BILL: VOL. 1 (2003), KILL BILL: Vol. 2 (2004), and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (2006). Some of his additional credits include THE STREET FIGHTER (1974), RETURN OF THE STREETFIGHTER (1974), THE STREETFIGHTER’S LAST REVENGE (1974), BULLET TRAIN (1975), THE TRUSTED CONFIDANT (2007), KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR (2011), TAKE A CHANCE (2015) and SHAKESPEARE IN TOKYO (2018).

Ringside Report sends our condolences to Sonny Chiba’s family during their time of grief.

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