The Japanese manga artist Takahashi is being remembered as a “hero” after dying while attempting to save a US soldier, a girl of 11, and her mother from a riptide in Japan.
On July 4, Bourgeau, a scuba diving instructor saw a local woman screaming for help as her daughter and a soldier of 39 were being swallowed by a heavy current.
Takahashi also intervened and jumped into the water himself, one of Bourgeau’s students spotted him struggling with the stream until he was completely swept away.
However, the mother and daughter were saved but the soldier could not survive.
Officials reported on July 6 that a dead body was floating in the water wearing snorkeling equipment. The next day was identified as Takahashi, 60.
Coast Guard said, “there were damages to his body which could be caused by some sort of marine animal”
Kazuo aka “Takahashi”, is famous for the Manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! about a Yugi, a spiky-haired boy, became a global phenomenon, spawning trading cards, anime series, books, movies, and video games.