28 November 2005

Goodbye Mr Miyagi

Over the weekend, I found out that Noriyuki “Pat” Morita – the actor who played Mr Kesuke Miyagi in The Karate Kid films – died on Friday aged 73. I’m sure that many 80s karate kids (like myself) were inspired by Mr Miyagi and will agree that he was an absolute legend. I doubt that The Karate Kid films would’ve managed to have even half the success they did if it wasn’t for the way that Pat played the character.

Rest in peace Mr Miyagi.