OSAKA (Kyodo) Popular actor Makoto Fujita died from a ruptured artery Wednesday at Osaka University Hospital in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, his agent said Thursday. He was 76.

Fujita’s father, Rintaro Fujima, was a silent-film actor. Fujita, born in Tokyo in 1933, became a star in his own right as a leading member of the cast of “Tenamonya Sandogasa,” a TV comedy that ran from 1962 to 1968.

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