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Talent agency YK Agent announced on Thursday that actor Hiroyuki Watanabe passed away on Tuesday at his home due to suicide by hanging. His family found him at home around 12:00 p.m. He was 66 years old.
Watanabe will have a private funeral with family members.
Watanabe has played Taiga Saejima in Kiba Ookami Garo, Gaoh in Kamen Rider Den-o: Ore Tanjou, and Freddie in the live-action Cromartie High: The Movie. He played Taiko in the 2014 American film Everly.
Source: YK Agent