The anime and TCG community was shocked in July when news broke that Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi was found dead.

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While it was learned that he drowned, many questions were left unanswered after a report from the coast guard.

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Stripes has just released info surrounding Takahashi's death.

On that fateful day at Mermaid’s Grotto in Onna, Okinawa, the weather conditions were very rough and a mother was found crying out for help as her 11-year-old daughter

along with a 39-year-old U.S. soldier were trapped in a rip current that was about 100 yards from land.

Major Robert Bourgeau, the deputy operations officer for the 10th Support Group at Torii Station in Yomitan and scuba diving instructor

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"I grabbed mom and I grabbed [the girl] and I just kicked for all life."

The 60-year-old Yu-Gi-Oh! creator jumped in and attempted to help Bourgeau where Bourgeau's students caught glimpses of him until the waves took him.

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Bourgeau elaborated on Takahashi's involvement with "He's a hero. He died trying to save someone else."

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