Voice actor Hiroshi Masuoka passed away on March 21, 2020 due to rectal cancer. He was 83 years old at the time of his passing.
Masuoka is best known for his roles as the second Masuo voice actor in Sazae-san and Jam Ojisan in Soreike! Anpanman. Masuoka decided to retire from those roles in August 2019 due to his age, and staff agreed to his decision after discussions.
Other roles Masuoka has played include Cyborg 009‘s 005, Dragon Ball Z‘s Kame Sennin (second voice actor), Minami’s father in Touch, and narration in various productions.