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Entertainer Ken Shimura didn’t belong to any single generation. Following news that the 70-year-old comedian had died on Sunday from pneumonia caused by COVID-19, TV broadcasters on Monday featured both Shimura’s contemporaries and much younger personalities visibly upset over his passing.

On social media, fans shared clips from across his 40-year-plus career, a reminder of how far-reaching his presence had been.

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