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Tekken Voice Actor Dead, Police Investigating Suicide

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Daisuke Gouri passed away this past Sunday at around 3:00 pm in Tokyo after being discovered wandering the streets in Nakano ward, blood dripping from his arm, before collapsing face-down. He was 57 years old.

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Besides an impressive list of anime credits, Gouri also voiced Bass Armstrong in the Dead or Alive series, Mister Hercule Satan in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai and Heihachi Mishima in the Tekken games — among other titles that include Metal Gear Solid 2, Soulcalibur and Final Fantasy XII.

According to the report, a knife or some kind of sharp object was discovered near the scene as well as Gouri's last will and testament. Authorities are investigating this as a possible suicide.

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東京新聞:声優の郷里大輔さん自殺か 「キン肉マン」のロビンマスク役:社会(TOKYO Web) [Tokyo Shimbun via ANN]

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That last name, "Mishima", has somewhat of a curse it seems.

Even if it's by proxy in this case, he's certainly not the first Mishima to take his life and subsequently make the news for it; Yukio Mishima - a young writer with a great deal of talent - took his life in the '70's with a very public act of seppuku.