Kotaro Shiga (志賀 廣太郎 (しが こうたろう) Shiga Kōtarō, born August 31, 1948 – April 20, 2020) was an actor who had been active since the 1990s. In 2018, he portrayed Kozo Kobayashi in Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season. He passed away of pneumonia in April 2020.


Early life


Illness and death

In April 2019, Shiga developed a cerebral thrombus and had to have emergency surgery.[1][2] 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.[3] Shiga was also set to appear in Idaten but had to drop out.[4] From then on, Shiga was trying to rehabilitate in order to return to acting.[5] 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.[6][7]

Selected filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
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


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