Master Xehanort Voice Actor; Final Fantasy XIII-2 Singer Both Dead

On Jan. 15, Chikao Otsuka died of heart failure at age 85. Otsuka (picture above) had played Master Xehanort and Captain Hook in Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, as well as Cid in Final Fantasy XII, Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 4, and tons of other roles in games and anime.

Meanwhile, Russian pop artist Olga “Origa” Yakovleva (picture below), who performed vocals on the Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Ar Nosurge soundtracks, died Jan. 18 of lung cancer. She was 44.


These two great talents will be missed. The year 2015 is off to a somber start indeed.

[Sources: Square Portal, 2 Via: Aoni, Twitter ]