Mako, voice actor for Uncle Iroh, passes away at 72
Mako, voice actor for Uncle Iroh, passes away at 72
Posted by Acastus on July 23rd, 2006 @ 2:07 PM EST (316)

Instead of posting our SDCC update, we have this sad news to share with you. Join us in mourning, fellow Avatar fans, for the passing of a great man. According to the LA Times this morning (thanks to user nfreakct for the link), Japanese actor Mako died Friday from esophageal cancer at the age of 72. You may need to register (it's free) with the LA Times in order to view the article.

The rest of the season two episodes are already completed, so there will be no change in Iroh's voice until next season. That said, Mako did such a wonderful job bringing Iroh to life for the audience that it is hard to imagine anyone else doing his voice. His skill and energy will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace, friend, your life was a blessing for everyone you touched.
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