Action film star Sonny Chiba dies from Covid-related illness at 82

Japanese actor Shinichi Chiba, known outside his country as Sonny Chiba and famous for his martial arts and action films including “Kill Bill,” died on Thursday at the age of 82 due to pneumonia caused by Covid-19.

The actor, who had not been vaccinated, was infected at the end of July and was originally treated at home before being hospitalized on Aug. 8 in Chiba prefecture, according to his office, cited by Kyodo News on Friday.

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