The restaurant mogul father of model-actress Devon Aoki has died at the age of 69. Former Japanese Olympic wrestler Hiroaki `Rocky` Aoki emigrated to the U.S. and founded the successful Benihana restaurant chain.
He passed away on Thursday July 10, according to a spokesperson for his company. No cause of death has been given, but he was known to suffer from diabetes and hepatitis C, which he contracted from a blood transfusion. No further details are available as WENN goes to press.
Aoki is survived by widow Keiko, 2 Fast 2 Furious actress Devon and record boss son Steve.