This is truly tragic.
On Monday, a Japanese actor was killed while rehearsing a sword fighting scene for an upcoming play. Police are investigating Daigo Kashino's death after he was stabbed to death with a prop samurai sword.
According to The Japan Times, the 33-year-old had been practicing an action sequence with the 28-inch blade at a studio in Taito Ward when he was fatally injured.
These were other actors in the rehearsal space at the time, but the Associated Press reports that none of the other thespians actually saw the stabbing.
However, they turned around when their cast member started groaning and saw that he had been seriously wounded. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are awaiting an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.
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