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Published by VegettoEX
08 November 2018, 9:01 AM EST

Voice actor Tetsuo Gotō, most recently known to Dragon Ball fans as the voice of Universe 10’s Kaiōshin Gowasu in the Dragon Ball Super television series, has passed away at age 68 due to esophageal cancer.

Gotō contributed other minor roles to the Dragon Ball franchise over the years, including a secretary in Dragon Ball Super and Dr. Kochin in video games following the passing of original voice actor Kōji Yada in 2014. Gotō’s extensive voice work catalog included anime, video games, and live-action dubbing roles.

Fellow voice actor Shigeru Chiba (Dragon Ball‘s Pilaf) tweeted:

『ワンピース』や『ドラゴンボール』などでご一緒してた後藤哲夫さんの訃報が届いた。スタジオでは無駄な話は一切なさらず役に真摯に向かっておられた姿が忘れられません。

心よりご冥福をお祈りいたします。


The news has come to me of the passing of Tetsuo Gotō-san, who I worked with on shows such as One Piece and Dragon Ball. I’ll never forget how sincerely he approached his roles, not uttering a single unnecessary word in the studio.

May he Rest In Peace.

We send our condolences to Mr. Gotō’s family, friends, and colleagues.