Monday, July 24, 2006

Farewell Mako

So depressing....just checking on Comic-con reports on Toonzone when I stumbled upon this news. Mako Iwamatsu died of esophageal cancer at the age of 72 on Friday.

He's known for his voice work of Aku (Samurai Jack) and Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender). Also he played as the wizard Akiro in Conan. Notably, he recieved an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in The Sand Pebbles. He has such a bold, deep, dragon-like voice that sounds strict yet endearing.

He will be greatly missed.


Bemmie said...

That's so sad! but he always played the role of an old Asian guy. . . So, I never really knew what age he ever was.

Enoch Allen said...

I wrote a short paragraph about him on my own blog shortly after news broke on Sunday. Man, wasn't that tough to take?

Anonymous said...

Eh, my first impression of him was from one of the Conan movies...that tainted him. :)

Melon which rhymes with said...

Thanks everyone for the comments.
Yeah, just so sad :(

I'll post some Xiao Bao 1st birthday pictures soon. He was quite a happy boy.

nereid---I want to comment on your blog, unlock your team member mode :p