The Late Hiroshi Tsuburuya

Well I haven't written a tribute to him all these years presumably because I wasn't really a big fan of Shaider, I like Gavan better.  However I still had a soft spot for Shaider and I was upset to learn that he died so early at the young age of 37 which led to liver cancer due to alcoholism though not all who die from it are alcoholics like my cousin who died at 35.  His role as Dai Sawumara in Shaider is still remembered by many Metal Hero fans still considered him to be one of the best heroes ever.

Obviously he deteriorated sadly due to alcoholism.  This was probably his last picture before he died.  RIP Shaider who died way ahead of Commander Qom.


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