A Sad Loss

I’d somehow failed to post about the death of one of my favourite voice and film actors, Mako (of esophageal cancer, 2006-07-21). I think I first saw him in Conan the Barbarian, playing Akiro the wizard. His voice was instantly recognizable – lately he’d done a lot of voice work for cartoons – most notably as Aku in Samurai Jack. He had as iconic a voice as James Earl Jones, and I’m going to miss seeing and hearing him.