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'Godzilla' creator dies

Tomoyuki Tanaka, the father of the Godzilla monster movie series, died of a stroke yesterday, 16 months after his giant lizard-like creation was killed off in the final Japanese episode.

Tanaka, 86,rose to fame in 1954 with the film Godzilla, the story of a lizard-like creature awakened from a long slumber by hydrogen bomb testing. Reuters - Tokyo