According to the tweet from fellow voice actress Eiko Hisamura, seiyu Aono Takeshi passed away on April 9 at the age of 75.

Aono passed away due to multiple cerebral infarction after an aortic aneurysm that was diagnosed in 2010.

He was a noted voice actor of Your Under Arrest’s Daimaru Nakajima, grandfather on Chibi Maruko-chan, Space Battleship Yamato’s Shirō Sanada, Fist of the North Star’s Rihaku, and Kami-Sama and King Piccolo of Dragon Ball.