We have some sad news to report to you. It was announced that Ishizuka Unshou, the Japanese voice of Professor Oak in the Pokemon anime, passed away a few days ago because of esophagus cancer. According to a tweet that relayed the news, “he had been under medical care, but no treatment had proved effective”. The tweet can be seen down below. Rest in peace, Ishizuka Unshou.
Aoni has announced that their seiyuu (voice actor) Ishizuka Unshou has passed away on 13 August at 68 years old due to esophagus cancer. He had been under medical care, but no treatment had proved effective.
RIP… ご冥福をお祈りいたしますhttps://t.co/JIImjfQ50q pic.twitter.com/LxVpnsA34K
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) August 17, 2018