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Daisuke Gōri

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Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔; February 8, 1952 – January 17, 2010) was a Japanese seiyū from Tokyo, Japan. He is affiliated with Aoni Production. His real name, as well as his former stage name, is Yoshio Nagahori (長堀 芳夫, Nagahori Yoshio).

He did several voices in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He portrayed Turtle, Ox-King, Ghastel, Fighter 69, Captain Yellow, the Tiger Thief, InoShikaCho, Cymbal, Drum, King Yemma, Banan, Porunga, Vinegar, King Cold, Misokatsun, Wings, Mr. Satan, Black Smoke Shenron, Gokule and many other additional voices.

DeathEdit

On January 17, 2010 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Gōri was found deceased in Nakano, Tokyo by a passerby, who then notified the police. Authorities from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Nakano station discovered a note (with the words "I'm sorry" (ごめんね, Gomenne) and "Thank you" (ありがとう, Arigatō) scrawled on it) addressed to his family. Gōri's death was ruled a suicide; he was three weeks short of his 58th birthday.

The reason behind Gōri's suicide is most likely because of an illness that was causing him to lose his eyesight. Thus, without being about to watch animations and match his voice to how characters spoke (It is worth mentioning that in North American animation, the voices are recorded prior to animation, but with most animes the animation is done prior to any voice recording). Without sight, Gōri was unable to voice act and continue his passion and love in life, resulting in his tragic death.

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