Death of Kanzaburo Nakamura

May 30, 1955 - December 5, 2012
Tokyo | Age 57

Kabuki actor Kanzaburo Nakamura dies at age 57
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TOKYO (AP) — Kabuki actor Kanzaburo Nakamura, who helped boost the popularity of the traditional Japanese art form, has died. He was 57.

The Shimbashi Embujo Theatre, where he performed regularly, said Kanzaburo — as he was known among the Japanese public — died early Wednesday of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

One of Japan's most famous contemporary kabuki actors, Kanzaburo also played roles in film, TV and stage dramas.

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