Pioneearing Asian actor in Hollywood Mako Iwamatsu, who was often known just as "Mako," died last Friday, July 21 of esophageal cancer at his home in California. He was 72--only 72!
Such a fine actor, I am so sorry that his last movie was "Memoirs of a Geisha." (He made another movie, "Rise," starrting Lucy Liu, but I don't know when we get to see it.)
What a loss. He did so much... Read his bio here.
The next Academy Awards show better include him in the section where they feature those who died in the previous year...