Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light Star Ren Osugi Has Died

Veteran actor Ren Osugi has passed away from sudden heart failure. Osugi starred in last year’s Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light TV drama, which told the story of a father and son’s relationship in Final Fantasy XIV.

Osugi was a highly respected and versatile actor in Japan. He appeared in Beat Takeshi films, such as Hana-bi and last year’s Outrage Coda as well as in Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive movies and Audition, among many other movies, TV dramas and stage productions.

Osugi was 66 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I had no real exposure to him outside of that show but he was so damn charming in it. Real sad to hear it.