‘Dragon Ball’ creator Akira Toriyama dies at 68

The Japanese author died due to blood clot on his brain, his production company bird studio said in a statement on last March 1 (Friday).

One of the most influential and best-selling manga authors of all time, Akira Toriyama passed away at the age 68.

His production company Bird Studio said in a statement on Friday that his died on the blood clot in his brain. A funeral service had been held with only his family and a few relatives.

The Dragon Ball manga series is one of the best known created by the Japanese Author. Which has fans across the world and spawned a well-known anime series, video games and films.

The manga series first debuted in 1984, depicting the story of a boy named Son Goku who is on a quest to collect magical dragon balls to protect Earth from alien humanoids called Saiyans.

In 1989, it was adapted into an anime and soon became one of the most globally recognized pieces of Japanese media. It has sold 260 million copies altogether, according to his studio.

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