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Tributes poured in from around the country Monday as mourning continued the day after Japan lost legendary sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji, who died in a Tokyo hospital due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

The funeral and memorial service for the former yokozuna and 31-time champion will take place at noon on Sunday at the Kokonoe stable in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, and the Japan Sumo Association will be discussing whether to organize a send-off ceremony.

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