Jerry Fujio, a singer and actor known for hit songs such as "I want to go far", died of acute pneumonia in Yokohama on the 14th.

I was 81 years old.

Jerry Fujio, who has a Japanese father and an English mother, was scouted for singing at a jazz cafe in Shinjuku when he was a high school student and entered the entertainment world. ..



In 1962, "I want to go far", which was announced on NHK's music variety show "Dream de Imashou," became a big hit, and has participated in NHK's red and white song battle three times.



In addition, he was active in movies and TV dramas as an actor, such as appearing in the movie "Yojimbo" directed by Akira Kurosawa.



According to his office, he continued to work as an actor and singer until recently, but died of acute pneumonia at his second daughter's home in Yokohama on the 14th.



I was 81 years old.

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