Actor James Shigeta, star of many Hollywood movies including Die Hard and Flower Drum Song, has passed away at the age of 81.

James Shigeta Flower Drum Song
James Shigeta, seen here (r) in 1961's Flower Drum Song, has died aged 81

In a statement to E! News on Monday, his agent said "It is with great sadness that I report the loss of my long-time friend and client James Shigeta… James passed peacefully in his sleep, July 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. The world has lost a great actor. Sadly, I lost a dear friend”.

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