Aku finally vanquished... but not by Jack :(
Date: Monday, July 24 @ 00:31:53 EDT
Mako Iwamatsu, the accomplished actor who brought an incredible performance to his role as Samurai Jack's nemesis, the wizard Aku, passed away Friday from esophageal cancer. He was 72 years old.
Mako had a long career in movies and TV in addition to his voiceover work, earning an Academy Award nomination for his role of Po-han in The Sand Pebbles.
More recently, Mako voiced the character of Iroh in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as Master Splinter in the upcoming animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film.