Japanese voice acting agency Aoni Production announced that voice actor Kouji Yada passed away on May 1, 2014 due to chronic kidney failure. He was 81 years old at the time of his passing.

Yada’s credits include Chef Zeff in One Piece, Dr. Gero in Dragon Ball Z, General Talan in Space Battleship Yamato, Libra Dohko in Saint Seiya, and Sniper in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.

Source: ANN