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Manga artist Fujiko Fujio A, co-creator of Doraemon, passes away at 88

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  • Fujiko Fujio A, the co-creator of the beloved character Doraemon, died at age 88 on Thursday.
  • Fujio A, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, was found inside his home in Kawasaki.
  • Abiko met his eventual Doraemon co-creator in high school, where the two began working together to produce the manga released in 1969.
  • Some of Abiko’s other well known children’s manga include “Ninja Hattori” and Little Ghost-Q-Taro.”

Fujiko Fujio A, the co-creator of the popular children’s cartoon character Doraemon, passed away at age 88 on Thursday.

The Japanese cartoonist, whose real name is Motoo Abiko, was found inside his home near Tokyo. 

Nai-Ni Chen, world-renowned Chinese American dancer and choreographer, dies at 62

Nai-Ni Chen, a world-renowned dancer and choreographer, died after drowning during a vacation in Hawaii on Sunday. She was 62.

Chen’s passing: A passenger reportedly found Chen’s body off Kailua Beach, where she was swimming alone, according to The New York Times. She and her family were staying at her sister-in-law’s home while vacationing in Oahu, according to her husband Andrew Chieng.

Malaysian Family Advertises Single Son as an Eligible Bachelor in His Father’s Obituary

Some parents go to extreme lengths to try and find their children life-long partners — one Malaysian family went as far as advertising their only single son as an eligible bachelor in his father’s obituary published in the local newspaper.

The late Chan Kok Choi had a full-page obituary dedicated to remembering and celebrating his life, which was published in a newspaper on May 12, 2019. Along with the information for a special memorial taking place, the obituary carefully listed out the names of Choi’s children, followed by the names of their spouses, and finally the names of their children. However, the name of Choi’s only son Chan Heng Joon stood completely alone aside from a small note which read: “still single, call [Heng Joon’s phone number].”

Former Dancer Granted $223,000 Inheritance From Late HBO Exec Micky Liu

A court in Manhattan has upheld the claims of a former stripper to a six-figure inheritance left to her by a client– an HBO executive who died months after they bonded with an “everlasting friendship.”

IT director Micky Liu, who met 34-year-old Veronica Beckham at a strip club in 2014, named her beneficiary of his retirement accounts and life insurance policy — totalling $223,000. Liu’s family, however, challenged the inheritance in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court, accusing Beckham of coercion and manipulation.