Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the international smash hit manga and trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh!, was found dead in southern Japan off the coast of Okinawa

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Participants of the German Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Championships play against each other in Schkeuditz, Germany, 18 May 2013. More than 800 players competed against each other to win the title of German champion of the Japanese card game. The best 32 players achieved a qualification for the European Championships at the end of June i n Frankfurt (Main). Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Hendrik Schmidt/picture alliance via Getty Images)

According to the NYT reported by Ben Dooley, His body was discovered on Wednesday floating off the coast of Nago in Okinawa Prefecture. Mr. Takahashi was traveling alone in Nago, a popular vacation destination, and had apparently been snorkeling when he died from unknown causes, a Coast Guard spokesman said. He was 60.

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