Shigeo Sasaki

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: father of Sadako Sasaki (Japanese girl from Hiroshima who died in 1955 of radiation-related leukemia and became famous for the paper cranes she folded and that have become a symbol of peace throughout Japan), who devoted his life to campaigning for peace and started the Sadako Peace Campaign.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain tumor

 

Born: November 11, 1915

 

Died: February 7, 2003

 

Location: Tokyo, Japan