Last March 21, news of Japanese voice actor Hiroshi Masuoka‘s death circulated the media. According to multiple reports, the actor passed away from rectal cancer at the age of 83.
The actor’s surviving family members and friends have since honored his wishes for a private funeral service.
Anime fans may be familiar with Masuoka’s body of work as he’s done the voices of characters like Jam Ojisan on Soreike! Anpanman and Geronimo Junior (005) on Cyborg 009.
He’s also the second voice actor to be Sazae-san (Master Roshi) in Dragon Ball GT.
Since news of his passing became known, Dragon Ball fans have shared their sentiments online. Here are a few of their posts on Twitter:
— Tasin Tyson (@tasintyson1) March 27, 2020
"Goku, Kuririn, My students! Move well! Learn well! Play well, eat well and rest well! Enjoy your lives, merrily and to the fullest! The Kame style is with you! This is the great, most powerfull Kamehameha". #Master_Roshi #Hiroshi_Masuoka #RIP 🙏👑💙 Thank you for being awesome! pic.twitter.com/JUu6cvGFen
— Srinath Prakash (@SriP2) March 27, 2020
Rest in peace to Hiroshi Masuoka hope he kamehameha his way up to heaven. pic.twitter.com/Sa9UCRTSS2
— Dev2Dust (@ParanormalX4) March 27, 2020
— warrior666 (@uefa24) March 27, 2020
📷 Hiroshi Masuoka, Master Roshi’s japanese VO, Dies at 83.😢 My students! Move well! Learn well! Play well, eat well, and rest well! Enjoy your lives, merrily and to the fullest! The Kame Style is with you! https://t.co/I298bcvRsa
— Guara The Tank (@Garalord) March 27, 2020
Hiroshi Masuoka really did make an impact on the childhood TV days of his fans and because of this, he’ll forever be immortalized in their minds and hearts!
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