Anime theme song singer Tadahiko Hirano passed away on June 13, 2014 due to a heart attack. He was 76 years old at the time of his passing.
Hirano sang the opening theme song for the Jungle Emperor television anime series, which was brought to the West under the title, Kimba the White Lion.
Hirano was born on March 5, 1938 in Kofu the central Japanese prefecture of Yamanashi. He appeared in several stage productions, including The Marriage of Figaro, The Threepenny Opera, Annie, and Yuzuru.