Soon Tek Oh, Voice Actor of Mulan’s Dad, Dies at 85

Veteran actor Soon-Tek Oh passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday in Los Angeles after battling Alzheimer’s Disease, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although the South Korea native has acted in many notable movies, including “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning”, his most beloved role is arguably Fa Zhou, Mulan’s father in the Disney animated classic “Mulan”.

“He awakened within me a life-changing cultural and community awareness; and while we continually performed and interacted with Korean American partner organizations over the next five years or so, Mr. Oh constantly coached and mentored me,” wrote Tim Lounibos in a tribute.

Netizens were devastated by the news.

A memorial service is scheduled for April 14 in Los Angeles.

Featured image via Twitter / (Left): pumbaaguy1 | YouTube / (Right): Novidades Cinema – Movie News

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