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Hiroyuki Nagato, a well-known actor in TV dramas and films, including those made by prizewinning director Shohei Imamura, died Saturday, his agency said. He was 77.

The Kyoto native rose to fame in the 1956 film “Taiyou no Kisetsu” (“The Season of the Sun”), the film version of the novel by Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara.

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