Legendary seiyuu Daisuke Gōri (郷里大輔) has died under circumstances police consider likely to be suicide. He was 57.
According to police and witnesses, he was found dead on his back on a Nakano Ward street in Tokyo at 3PM.
He had apparently slit his wrists. A knife was found underneath the body, and police also recovered a note; they are treating the death as a suicide.
Gōri, born 1952, was known for hundreds of voice acting roles in anime, movies and games, notably Gundam, Fist of the North Star, Kinniku Man and Dragonball Z. Some of his most recent roles were in One Piece, Doraemon and Slayers; he was active throughout 2009.