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Famed Godzilla Actor, Haruo Nakajima, has died

Godzilla fans across the world mourn the loss of the man behind the monster. Haruo Nakajima, the original actor who donned the suit, has passed away at the age of 88.

Mr. Nakajima was a pioneer who helped start the kaiju genre with 1954’s Godzilla. He continued to portray everyone’s favorite monster in a dozen films over 18 years, before turning the mantle over to Kenpachirô Satsuma.

Haruo Nakajima’s fame stretched beyond Godzilla, as he acted in dozens of films from the 1950’s to 1970’s as well as the Ultra Series television shows. After retiring, he was a favorite at numerous conventions and fan events.

Nakajima-sama, yasuraka ni nemure.

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