‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ creator Kazuki Takahashi’s cause of death confirmed after autopsy

  • Kazuki Takahashi, the 60-year-old Japanese artist behind the hit manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” was confirmed to have died by drowning in the sea in Okinawa, Japan, according to an autopsy report.
  • Takahashi was spotted floating off the coast of Nago on July 6.
  • The artist was reportedly found lying face down wearing a black T-shirt and snorkeling gear without underwear or swim trunks on.
  • Takahashi had injuries to his abdomen and lower body that are now believed to have been caused by marine animals after he drowned.
  • Authorities are still investigating the cause of Takahashi’s drowning.

An autopsy report by the Japan Coast Guard has confirmed that “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi died by drowning in the sea in Okinawa, Japan. 

The body of Takahashi, 60, was spotted floating off the coast of Nago at about 10:30 a.m. JST on July 6. He was found lying face down in a black T-shirt and snorkeling gear and reportedly had no underwear or swim trunks on. 

The artist had injuries to his abdomen and lower body that are now believed to have been caused by marine animals after he drowned.

He was reported to have been traveling alone to Okinawa with a rental car. No criminal involvement is suspected in his death. 

Authorities are still investigating the cause of his drowning.

Takahashi is known for his manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” which was first published in the comic magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996. The manga spawned a renowned media franchise of TV and movie adaptations, video games and a popular trading card game.

 

Featured Image via SA 2.0 (left) and Official Yu-Gi-Oh! (right)

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