The Shimbashi Embujo Theatre, where he performed regularly, said Kanzaburo _ as he was known among the Japanese public _ died early Wednesday of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Japanese TV stations ran tributes to Kanzaburo, who won fame for his outstanding theatrical skills, both as a “tachiyaku” male actor and an “onnagata” female impersonator.
In July, he underwent successful surgery for esophageal cancer, Kyodo News agency reported, but later caught pneumonia. His real name was Noriaki Namino.
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