He apparently died of natural causes. Farewell, Miyagi-san.
Guess he won't be doing anymore Wax Off...
With all due respect - I'm a Gen Xer who would consider Karate Kid one of the movies who got me seriously interested in something other than sitting in front of the TV playing Nintendo...
Rest in peace Mr. Morita.
A sad day for those of us who enjoyed this mans talent. He was able to give his characters a certain twist with his unique comedic flair. This will make him forever memorable.
You all reminisce when he was in Karate Kid..but he played Arnold on Happy Days. He was a very good actor, I actually almost named one of my Belgian Malinois dogs after his Mr. Miyagi character. This dog loves to snap at flys and catches almost every one he goes after!