Akira Takarada, who played the young male lead of Ogata in the original Godzilla, has passed away at the age of 87. He also had roles in Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, Godzilla: Final Wars, and filmed a cameo in Godzilla 2014 but was cut out of the film. Other toku films in his filmography include Half Human, King Kong Escapes, and Latitude Zero.
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