Kotaro Shiga (
Illness and death
In April 2019, Shiga developed a cerebral thrombus and had to have emergency surgery. Due to his hospitalization, he was forced to stop filming What Did You Eat Yesterday?, of which he had only filmed five episodes. His role was recast. Shiga was also set to appear in Idaten but had to drop out. From then on, Shiga was trying to rehabilitate in order to return to acting. However, he fell ill of aspiration pneumonia and passed away on April 20, 2020 at 8:20 PM. He was seventy-one years old. A funeral was held on April 29 for close relatives. His agency waited to announce his death until after the funeral.
|2018||Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season||Kozo Kobayashi|
|2019||Innocence: Enzai Bengoshi||Kazuto Yufuin|
|What Did You Eat Yesterday?||Goro Kakei||Episodes 1-5|