A NEW report has revealed the probable cause of death of Yu-Gi-Oh creator Kazuki Takahashi, who passed away in July this year.
His body was found off the coast of Nago, Okinawa, Japan, where he had traveled alone.
He was wearing snorkel gear and his rental car with his belongings was found parked near a popular dive site, Mermaid Grotto.
Speak with stars and stripesa US military officer who was at the scene was able to shed some light on the icon’s death.
The officer, Major Robert Bourgeau, was training two students to dive in the Mermaid Grotto when the incident occurred.
At around 2 p.m. on July 4, Bourgeau spotted a distressed Japanese woman pointing out her 11-year-old daughter and a US soldier trapped in a tide drifting offshore.
Waves two meters high slammed into the area, causing a whirlpool under the water that made it difficult to escape.
Bourgeau and a student entered the water while the other student called emergency services for help.
When Bourgeau took the young girl to safety, her mother was also caught in the flood.
At some point during the rescue, Takahashi also entered the water where Bourgeau’s students got a glimpse of him before he disappeared beneath the waves.
Bourgeau called Takahashi “a hero” and stated, “He died trying to save someone else.”
All three desperate swimmers eventually made it to shore, as did Bourgeau and his student, although all said they were in danger of drowning due to the strong currents.
Unfortunately, Takahashi was not seen again until his body was found three days later.
Takahashi will be fondly remembered by fans for directing the widely-loved manga, anime, and game series Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996.
Yu-Gi-Oh! was popular around the world as new manga, anime and games were still in production.
He was a popular icon in the community and many have been shocked since news broke of his death aged just 60.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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