Kazuki Takahashi died at the age of 60. The author of the popular “Yu-Gi-Oh!” manga series, has been found dead after an apparent snorkeling trip in Okinawa Prefecture, a coast guard official said Thursday.
His body was found off the coast on Wednesday. He was wearing a T-shirt and an underwater mask, snorkel, and fins said the official in the city of Nago, who declined to be named.
Social Media outlets & there is a statement that said Takahashi was found around 300 meters offshore and pulled from the water.
A car rental company contacted police on Wednesday night saying it could not reach him, prompting the coast guard to suspect the body was his, TBS said.
It was later published as a series of 38 books by Japanese publishing powerhouse Shueisha, which did not issue any immediate statement on Takahashi’s death.
Kazuki Takahashi Cause Of Death
The Authorities have not announced his cause of death. Police are still investigating. Takahashi’s body was reportedly found off the coast on Wednesday.
He was said to be traveling alone on a snorkeling trip. Yu-Gi-Oh! first ran as a serialized manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from September 1996 through March 2004.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game launched in 1999 in Japan, and publisher Konami brought it to the West in 2002.
Takahashi wrote under a pen name and his real first name was Kazuo.
Takahashi’s works are hugely popular at home and abroad, with his manga turned into a television series, movies and card games.