Actor Toshiro Mifune dies

Toshiro Mifune, a legend of Japanese cinema and star of such classics as The Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, died on Wednesday aged 77.

Mifune was an icon of Japanese film, with parts in more than 130 Japanese and English-language movies.

He was best known for rugged and stoic samurai warrior roles under the direction of Akira Kurosawa.