Actor Haruo Nakajima, who suited up as the original Godzilla, died at 88 years old, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 88-year-old reportedly died, Monday. The circumstances around his death remain unknown.
For the first 12 movies of the Godzilla franchise, Nakajima made a name for himself. Those in Japan even went as far to give him the title of “Mr. Godzilla.”
In a 2008 documentary, Nakajima mentioned where he drew his inspiration for playing Godzilla.
“My biggest influence came from bears, the way bears move is very interesting.”