The popular voice actor Kazunari Tanaka has passed away at 49 from a hemorrhage in his brain stem, as reported by his Talent agency Aoni Production and Yaraon. Tanaka was known for playing the tough and stubborn guy roles in shows like:
Coach Keishin Ukai in Haikyu!!
Hachimaki in Planetes
Shinichiro Tamaki in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
It is unknown if his voice work will be featured in future episodes of the currently airing Haikyu!! with pre-recorded lines or if a replacement voice actor will fill his role immediately.