LOS ANGELES, July 29 Actor James Shigeta, best
known for his roles in "Die Hard," and "Flower Drum Song," has
died, a representative for the actor said on Tuesday. He was 81.
Shigeta, who was born in Hawaii and has Japanese ancestry
according film database IMDB, died peacefully in his sleep in
Los Angeles on Monday, his agent Jeffrey Leavitt said.
The actor rose to prominence in the 1960s with a series of
film and television roles, and won a Golden Globe for most
promising male newcomer. He played the leads in 1961's musical
film "Flower Drum Song" and "Bridge to the Sun," and a vice
admiral in 1976's World War II film "Midway."
In 1988, the actor was a key supporting cast member in "Die
Hard" alongside Bruce Willis.
The actor is survived by three brothers and one sister,
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Mary Milliken)