Actor Tetsuya Watari dies at the age of 78 due to pneumonia August 14, 19:48
In addition to appearing in many movies as an action star of Nikkatsu, actor Tetsuya Watari who became popular in TV dramas such as "Big City" and "Western Police" died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on the 10th. It was I was 78 years old.
Born in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, he made his debut in the movie "Abare Kishido" in 1965, and after working as an action star for Nikkatsu, he entered production with Yujiro Ishihara.
After that, he made the popularity of criminal TV drama series such as "Big City" and "Western Police" immovable, and after Yujiro's death, he led the so-called "Ishihara corps" and played an active role widely.
At NHK, he played the role of Kiyomori Taira in the Taiga drama “Yoshitsune” and the role of Heihachiro Togo in the special drama “Cloud of the Sakanoue”, and became popular with his dignified appearance and high acting ability.
According to Ishihara promotion, Wataru died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on the 10th of this month. I was 78 years old.