Professional sumo wrestler Shobushi dies at 28 after contracting Covid-19

Posted by on May 13, 2020 9:02 am
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  • Wrestler one of youngest to die from virus in Japan
  • Shobushi had been in intensive care for three weeks

A 28-year-old sumo wrestler died on Wednesday from the coronavirus.

The Japan Sumo Association (JSA) confirmed the death and identified the wrestler as Shobushi, whose real name was Kiyotaka Suetake. The association said he died of multiple-organ failure. He is reported to have been the first sumo wrestler to die from the virus, and the first person in his 20s to die in Japan from Covid-19.

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