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SLAM! Sports has reported that legendary ring veteran Kinji Shibuya has passed away at the age of 88. The article notes, "Kinji Shibuya, who died Monday at the age of 88, once described his move from wrestling to acting in realistic terms that also applied to his 25 years of villainry in the ring: "You're an ugly bugger and they wanted an Oriental villain or something like that. I was ready to oblige."