POKEMON writer Takeshi Shudo has died. He was 61.
The Japanese artist and scriptwriter suffered a brain haemorrhage on Thursday (28Oct10) and was taken to a hospital in Nara, Japan, where he underwent emergency surgery. He passed away the following morning (29Oct10).
Shudo is best known as the chief writer of the famed 'pocket monster' anime cartoon series and also penned scripts for the first three films in the Pokemon franchise.