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Prayers Up: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh’ Creator Passed Away While Trying To Save Mom And 11 Year Old Daughter From Drowning!

Cousins! Details of the tragic death of Yu-Gi-Oh creator Kazuki Takahashi are beginning to come to the forefront as it has now been confirmed that he had passed away in attempt to save the lives of others!

According to the military news paper Stars and Stripes, the incident took place over the Summer on July 4th at a dive spot area in Japan. There was a ripe tide that occurred along with strong currents that had seemingly overpowered a U.S soldier alongside her 11 year old daughter.

In response Kazuki, 60 jumped in the water to save them both but ultimately drowned. His body was discovered 2 days later nearly 1,000 miles from the shore of Awa Nago. A marine had reported that they saw a body floating lifelessly. As first responders arrived on the scene on July 6th Kazuki was confirmed deceased.

The woman and her daughter were saved by 49 year old Major Robert Bourgeau. He says that Kazuki is a hero because he risked his life for others in the end. “He’s a hero. He died trying to save someone else.” Bourgeau explained how he saved the mother and daughter while the tide also overpowered him. He saved the young girl first and as they were making their way to shore he came across the mother, who was already pulled in deep.
“I grabbed mom and I grabbed [the girl] and I just kicked for all life,” said Bourgeau.

He says “The conditions were really, really rough.” Reports read that both the mother and daughter were roughly 100 yards from shore at the time as the six-foot waves hit them.

Takahashi, also known by his real name of Kazuo, will forever be remembered for his popularity in creating the story of a spiky-haired boy named Yugi and his magical gaming powers. Yu-Gi-Oh became a global sensation throughout the 90s through 2000s era. The story expanding into a franchise ranging from gaming cards, movies, an anime television series, video games and more.

We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones!

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