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Statue of late Japanese comedian Ken Shimura unveiled in Tokyo

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R.I.P. Ken, thanks for all the laughs.

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Rest In Peace Shimura Ken. You still can make us laugh.

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His passing was a utterly shocking surprise and what should have been a ‘wake up call’ for Japan.

(btw: a photo of the statue with the article would have been nice.)

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Comedy is completely subjective but in his young days he was absolutely hilarious. Age and decades of smoking simply left him extremely vulnerable to the pandemic.

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Ken had previously been hospitalised for pneumonia in August 2016. At the time he was a heavy smoker who smoked three packets of cigarettes a day. Despite his appearance of energy, he was supposedly suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Ken Shimura helped me get into Japanese culture and language. Was shocked when I heard he passed - I didn’t even know he had covid. Loved his Kato and Ken bit where he worked the overnight shift at a combini and kept moving the clock up so he could get more sleep.

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A photo would have been helpful.....

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He was one of the few watchable features of japanese tv.

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He was hilarious. RIP Ken.

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Nice photo.

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One of the greats!! Started watching him in the early 80s. RIP.

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They should take Pan-kun to the statue and see if he does a backflip.

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Definitely worth making a statue of this guy!

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His skit on a high school English pronunciation class is a classic. Though a little too close to reality.

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Always liked Shimura Ken, his death last year was a big shock. Since JT didn't bother to post a photo of the statue I'm going to see it myself.

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A statue of him in Tokyo? He's definitely having the last laugh.

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But still there is a huge photo of Takeshi Kitano in Shibuya even though he is also respectable.

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One of the few Japanese comedians who actually made me laugh. His High School English teacher sketch still makes me laugh. I love his sushi chef, as well. His Baka Daimyo, not so much. :-)

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