The TOHO family and Godzilla fans have lost another great famous kaiju actor, Koizumi Hiroshi (小泉博, April 16, 1926 – May 31, 2016). The report of his death is circulating on Facebook and Japanese news media.
Koizumi was once an NHK announcer before his movie career. His filmography included: Late Chrysanthemums (1954), Godzilla Raids Again (1955), A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957), Song for a Bride (1958), Mothra (1961), Matango (1963), Atragon (1963), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Dogara, the Space Monster (1964), Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), The Return of Godzilla (1984), and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003).