Yakuza movie star Tsunehiko Watase, also known for playing a key role in the legendary TV drama “Oshin,” died at a hospital in Tokyo on Tuesday, his office said Thursday. He was 72.
Watase had been undergoing treatment after a tumor was found in his gall bladder in 2015. He died of multiple organ failure, his office said. Watase is the younger brother of actor Tetsuya Watari.