The Iconic “Street Fighter” Actor Sonny Chiba Passes From Complications With COVID-19

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Sonny Chiba
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Martial Arts World News Magazine would like to send heartfelt condolences to Sonny Chiba’s family related to the news of his death. Long before he portrayed his roles as a retired swordsmith in Kill Bill and The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Sonny Chiba was a prolific actor in Japanese Film and TV. Internationally his breakout movie came in 1974 as the ruthless character Terry Tsurugi in The Street Fighter. He was a legendary martial arts movie actor, producer, and director who died on August 19, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. He will be missed and is brilliance can be seen in the clip found here and here.

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