[Updated News] Kazuki Takahashi died as a hero to save people in riptide

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A while back, everyone found out the news that Yu-Gi-Oh! manga writer Kazuki Takahashi passed away due to drowning at the coast of the Okinawa Islands in July this year. The news was devasting to Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Recently reported, new sources has been revealed that Takahashi, a well-known and loved manga writer, died as a hero. According to the site Stars and Stripes, the US military confirmed that Takahashi was out swimming to help save three people caught in a riptide. Diving instructor Major Robert Bourgeau was at Mermaid’s Grotto with his students and saw that three people was trapped out in the sea because of a riptide. One of the victims was a daughter who got caught and her mother was in land and asking for help. While saving the swimmers, Takahashi was around the area and took it upon himself to help the Major. He went out to save the swimmers out there in the riptide, but he never resurfaced. Despite not noticing the manga author in the sea, Bourgeau stated that Takahashi was a hero.

“You play that ‘what if’ game a lot. This guy had a huge impact on the world.”

-Major Robert Bourgeau

With this new information, fans online now know the back story upon Takahashi’s cause of death and the eyewitness of the scene.





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