Blank Blank Blank
Blank Blank Blank

Kanzaburo Nakamura

Obituary
  • "I miss you... I really liked your Kuranosuke Ouchi, when..."
    - Mari
  • "Dear Nakamura family take comfort in Gods promise to..."
    - Bankston
  • "May God wipe the tears from your eyes. Rev 12:3,4"
    - Trina
  • "Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time,..."
  • "May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of..."
    - Jill

Kanzaburo Nakamura (Associated Press/Kyodo News)
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.

Japanese TV stations ran tributes to Kanzaburo, who won fame for his outstanding theatrical skills, both as a "tachiyaku" male actor and an "onnagata" female impersonator.

In July, he underwent successful surgery for esophageal cancer, Kyodo News agency reported, but later caught pneumonia. His real name was Noriaki Namino.


Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
bullet 2012 bullet Actors bullet Movies bullet Television
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Search
Powered by Legacy.com
- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -