Akira Toriyama dead at 68: Dragon Ball creator dies from bleeding near brain as fans mourn his loss and honor his legacy in Japanese manga

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Written By Maya Cantina

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has died at the age of 68 as result of bleeding near his brain, his studio said Thursday.

Toriyama died March 1 as result of the medical condition known as an acute subdural hematoma, according to the Dragon Ball studio in a statement on social media.

Dragon Ball’s studio said it was their ‘deep regret’ that Toriyama ‘still had several works in the middle of creation with great enthusiasm,’ as ‘he would have many more things to achieve.

‘However, he has left many manga titles and works of art to this world. We hope that Akira Toriyama’s unique world of creation continues to be loved by everyone for a long time to come.’

The comic Dragon Ball came out in 1984 and evolved into a massive success, with spinoff films, games and cartoons.

Dragon Ball is centered around Son Goku, a boy who is on a quest to assemble a collection of magic dragon balls amid a fight to protect the planet from the Saiyans, a group of alien humanoids. 

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has died at the age of 68 as result of bleeding near his brain, his studio said Thursday. Pictured in May of 1982

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