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Comedian Paul Maki died Friday after apparently jumping from his ninth-floor apartment in Tokyo, police said.

Maki, 63, whose real name is Kazumichi Hanzawa, was found in a pool of blood on the grounds of the building in Shinjuku Ward at around 4:50 a.m. He was taken to a hospital but died soon after, according to the police.

Although no suicide note has been found, a window in his apartment was open and there were marks on the balcony rail indicating he climbed over it, the police said. The rail was about 130 cm high.

“He seemed worried recently that he wasn’t getting much work,” Maki’s agent said.

Maki had dinner with his agent Thursday night and the agent dropped him off at his home around 9 p.m. Maki lived by himself.

Born in Hokkaido in 1941 to a family that ran a Zen temple, Maki entered priesthood at the age of 10 but later moved to Tokyo to become a comedian.

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