Acting Legend Mako Iwamatsu died at the end of July from esophageal cancer. He been in a great many films, an was an inspiration to many.
Most recently he was the voice of Uncle Iroh on Avatar:The Last Airbender.
After reading the article about him I imagine held many of the good qualities in common with his latest character.
Here is a short snippet and a great pic of Mako [link]
Here is a brief Bio with more pics [link]
And as a fellow fan suggested, the imdb link [link]