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Actor dies after being stabbed with sword during rehearsal

By Mason White 5:23 PM February 17, 2016
Sword (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
An actor tragically lost his life during rehearsals for a play.

The actor died after being stabbed in the abdomen by a samurai sword during rehearsals for the play in a studio in Tokyo, police said.

Daigo Kashino, 33, was using the fake 73 centimeter long samurai sword during a session with other actors in the studio in Taito.

Police received a report around 11:45 a.m., that a sword had pierced the actor’s abdomen.

Kashino was rushed to a hospital, where he later died. The sword was a prop, police said.

Police are investigating to determine whether the death was criminal or accidental. So far, no arrests have been made.