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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Creator Kazuki Takahashi Died While To Rescue Women and Child

The news that Yugioh! creator Kazuki Tahashi had died in July shocking the entire world. The Japan Coast Guard found Takahashi’s corpse 1,000 feet off the coast. According to the Japanese Coast Guard, the official cause of death was drowning.

New reports claim that the manga artist, 60 years old, died trying to rescue a few people caught in a riptide. A US Army officer saved the people, but Kazuki was washed away by the waves.

Kazuki Takahashi drowned while trying to rescue civilians from Riptide

Stars & Stripes of the US Department of Defense has reported that Kazuki Takahashi died while trying to rescue an Army Major and two civilians who were caught in a riptide and were being pulled into the water.

Major Robert Bourgeau was an Army officer and a diver. He heard the cry of a mother who wanted to save her daughter, 11 years old, and another US officer from a riptide at Mermaid’s Grotto, Onna village, Okinawa. Six-foot waves struck the individuals, creating a whirlpool.

Kazuki Takahashi died

Bourgeau, 49 years old, then jumped in the water to save them all. He grabbed the girl and began swimming back. However, he discovered that her mother had also been sucked into the water. He managed to save them both and rescued the soldier. Bourgeau recalled, “I grabbed mom and [the girl] and then I kicked for all of life.”

However, the Major was losing strength so he swam back, guiding the officer back to the shore. Takahashi had apparently jumped in the water to assist Bourgeau but the Major failed to notice him during the rescue operation. The instructor’s students spotted him and caught a glimpse of him slowly disappearing into waves.

Eye-Witnesses Saw Kazuki Diving into the Waves

Although the Japan Coast Guard spokesperson is yet to comment on whether Kazuki drowned in the same incident, a number of eyewitnesses confirmed that he was present during the rescue operation.

Major Bourgeau was nominated to the Soldier’s Medal because he saved three people from the riptide. He spoke about Kazuki’s heroism and said that “you play that ‘what-if’ game a lot.” He had a tremendous impact on the world. He is a hero. He died to save another person.”

Takahashi’s body was found on July 6

Takahashi was found with snorkelling gear two days later in Awa (Nago city in Okinawa), approximately 1,000 feet off the coast. Later, his rental car was found at Mermaid’s Grotto. It was thought that he died from a drowning accident. No foul play was reported.

Takahashi was a popular manga creator. In 1996, he released the Yugioh! manga. It quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Later, it was expanded into an anime series, movies and a trading card game.

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The news that Yugioh! creator Kazuki Tahashi had died in July shocking the entire world. The Japan Coast Guard found Takahashi’s corpse 1,000 feet off the coast. According to the Japanese Coast Guard, the official cause of death was drowning.

New reports claim that the manga artist, 60 years old, died trying to rescue a few people caught in a riptide. A US Army officer saved the people, but Kazuki was washed away by the waves.

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