Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi died trying to save people from drowning

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Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi died trying to save people from drowning

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Over the summer, Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi was found dead aged 60 in the sea near Nago, Japan.

And now, new details have now emerged about Takahashi's death that paint him as a hero.

Takahashi is believed to have jumped into turbulent waters near one of the area’s popular dive spots on 4 July.

According to IGN, Takahashi was performing a ‘selfless act of heroism’ and leapt into waters in a bid to save three others from a riptide. 

Takahashi had reportedly seen that US Army officer, Maj. Robert Bourgeau, was trying to rescue the trio from choppy waters and jumped in to help - although this was unbeknownst to Bourgeau at the time. 

Several witnesses say they saw glimpses of Takahashi in the water until he disappeared beneath the waves. 

The Yu-Gi-Oh! creator was performing a 'selfless act of heroism', it has emerged. Credit: Handout
The Yu-Gi-Oh! creator was performing a 'selfless act of heroism', it has emerged. Credit: Handout

Takahashi’s body was found two days later around 1,000 feet offshore, while his rental car was located at Mermaid's Grotto.

Speaking to military news website