Celebrity impersonator Ken Maeda dies at 44
TOKYO —Celebrity impersonator Ken Maeda died early Tuesday after he suddenly collapsed on a street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward on Sunday night. He was 44.
According to police, Maeda vomited and collapsed on the street at around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Fuji TV reported that he was in a state of cardiac arrest when an ambulance arrived. He was taken to hospital but never regained consciousness and passed away at around 1:35 a.m. Tuesday.
Maeda was known for his comical impersonation of idol singer Aya Matsuura. Aside from his impersonations, Maeda was also starting an acting career and was a talented choreographer.
Macmillan Dictionary.comには “someone who impersonates someone else in order to make people laugh, especially as a job”と定義されていました。人を笑わせるという意味が、含まれているようです。