Tekken's Heihachi Mishima voice actor dies, aged 57
- Posted January 19th, 2010 at 10:17 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 31 Comments
The voice behind Tekken’s Heihachi Mishima, Daisuke Gori, has been found dead in a suspected suicide in Nanako, Japan. He was 57.
According to reports, Daisuke was discovered in the street having died from what authorities believe to be a knife wound to his arm. Furthermore, a knife and will were found nearby.
Gori had provided the voice of Heihachi for over a decade, beginning with the critically acclaimed Tekken 3. He also played Edge Master in Soul Calibur and had numerous roles in several high profile games, including Star Fox 64, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Ninja Gaiden II.
- 5:18am EST - January 19th, 2010
aw jeez that's terrible
Did love his voice
will feel weird hearing it in future installments
- 5:35am EST - January 19th, 2010
- 5:45am EST - January 19th, 2010
That's such a shame . It's like the end of an era as I remember Heihachi's voice from way back in the arcades before the first Takken got released on the PSX.
- 5:55am EST - January 19th, 2010
That\\\'s a great shame.
- 6:16am EST - January 19th, 2010
Actually, I couldn't say I care too much either, but it's always sad to hear about somebody dying.
- 6:34am EST - January 19th, 2010
His body was found in the street near the murder weapon and his will???
I don't think his death was a suicide.
- 7:07am EST - January 19th, 2010
its really too bad. not that i have any connection to this guy as i dont play tekken games, its sad to see anyone go that early.
royalgok | royalgok
- 9:47am EST - January 19th, 2010
That's really terrible news. I used to love the guy's voice in the PsOne classic Tekken 3.
His voice will live on
- 10:11am EST - January 19th, 2010
Show some respect idiot.
- 10:15am EST - January 19th, 2010
He was also the voice of Mr. Satan (a.k.a. Hercule) in "Dragon Ball Z" and "Dragon Ball GT". Man this really sucks :(
- 11:00am EST - January 19th, 2010
lmao am I the only one who finds weird that he so call "killed" himself in street with his will left on street?
sad to know he died :(
- 11:33am EST - January 19th, 2010
This is a serious blow to the Tekken community....wow.
- 11:41am EST - January 19th, 2010
who was he in star fox?
- 11:42am EST - January 19th, 2010
oh poor guy, i don't really know him as i haven't played Tekken or Soul Calibur but this is always sad to hear, hope they find out what happened, also @2, yeah, very sensitive mate -_-
BOZTRADAMUS | BOZTRADAMUS
- 12:18pm EST - January 19th, 2010
R.I.P Gori n thanks for your contribution to us gamers. He had a badass voice!
Cant believe you wrote that you dont care, yet you still found time to let all of us know how insensitive you are, shallow.I just hope something like this dont happen to someone you DO CARE about.
Yea, this is a bit suspisious. Hope they find out what really happened. Could be a mask up from his actual killer?
- 12:31pm EST - January 19th, 2010
- 2:20pm EST - January 19th, 2010
R.I.P. Daisuke Gori
Did I love all the things this guy VA'd for. They were all great.
- 2:51pm EST - January 19th, 2010
Requiescat in Pace
- 3:12pm EST - January 19th, 2010
nooooooooooooooooo, wonder what this'll mean for later tekkens. Hei wudnt be the same without... well his voice!
I dnt think I can imagine sum1 else saying shoryaa. Maybe theyll reuse them.
- 4:18pm EST - January 19th, 2010
Ah that's really sad. Heiachi was my favorite Tekken character ever. What a tragedy...
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