On 28 February 2023, Talent agency Sigma7 announced that voice actor Shozo Iizuka passed away on February 15 due to acute heart failure.
Iizuka was born in May 1993 in Tokyo and was 84 years old.
Below are some of the works of Shozo Iizuka:
- Zenda-gorilla in Zendarman
- Yoshio Marui in Mister Ajikko
- Ryu Jose in Mobile Suit Gundam
- Happosai Hieta in Nintama Rantaro
- Kasumi Senzaemon in Kasumin
- Dogen Awakusu in Durarara!!
- Nappa in Dragon Ball Z
- Caramel Man in Dr. Slump
- Liu Kaiō in Baki
- Genya Tachibana in Millennium Actress
- Keiichi Ikari in Paranoia Agent
- Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock Hound
- Rui Jangal in Voltes
- Dr. Cortex in Crash Bandicoot
- Dr. Light in Maga Man Games
Shozo Iizuka was also famous for voicing dubs for western films. Notably, he voiced the protagonist Carl Fredricksen in Up and Dr. Jumba in Lilo & Stitch.
He has also worked in Tokusatsu shows and narrated television programs.