Obit: James Shigeta

TV and movie character actor James Shigeta has passed away.

Shigeta appeared in numerous television classic series, including Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-0, Medical Center, Naked City, The Outer Limits and Perry Mason. Perhaps his best-known role was in the Bruce Willis movie Die Hard, where he played executive Joseph Takagi.

The Hawaiian-born Shigeta died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81 years old.