Agence France-PresseFebruary 3, 2013 23:45
Japanese kabuki star Ichikawa Danjuro has died after a long battle with leukaemia, his family said Monday. He was 66.
Danjuro, whose real name was Natsuo Horikoshi, passed away at a Tokyo hospital late Sunday after suffering pneumonia, compounded by a compromised immune system.
"He looks finally relieved," Ebizo, Danjuro's 35-year-old son and also a kabuki actor, told reporters. "His final days of battling against the disease were tough."