Tsunehiko Watase

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Tsunehiko Watase
Born(1944-07-28)July 28, 1944
Shimane, Japan
DiedMarch 14, 2017(2017-03-14) (aged 72)
Years active1969–2017
Reiko Ohara
(m. 1973; div. 1978)

Tsunehiko Watase (渡瀬恒彦, Watase Tsunehiko) (July 28, 1944 – March 14, 2017) was a Japanese actor. He won the award for best supporting actor at the 2nd Japan Academy Prize for The Incident and at the 3rd Hochi Film Award for The Incident, Kōtei no inai hachigatsu and The Fall of Ako Castle.[1][2] His older brother is the actor Tetsuya Watari.


Tsunehiko Watase died at a hospital in Tokyo on Tuesday, his office said Thursday. He was 72.

Watase had been undergoing treatment after a tumor was found in his gallbladder in 2015. He died of multiple organ failure, his office said.




  1. ^ 第 2 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  2. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2010-12-15.

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