Actor James Shigeta, best known for playing the role of an ill-fated chief executive in Die Hard featuring Bruce Willis, dies at the age of 81.
Mr Shigeta died yesterday on July 27 in LA, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor, who originally hailed from Hawaii, was a top Asian-American actor of the early 1960s and starred in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song (1961).
He made his debut with Sam Fuller's The Crimson Kimono in 1959 and also starred in films like Cry for Happy (1961) and Bridge to the Sun (1961).
Mr Shigeta later acted in the 1969-72 CBS drama Medical Center. His Die Hard in 1988 was a major success.