Shoji Tabuchi was a Japanese-American musician known for playing country music on the fiddle and singing. He had his own theater called the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Tabuchi Show got a lot of attention when it was featured on the web series Best of the Worst by RedLetterMedia. They talked about the VHS release of the show’s third volume in their episodes.
The first mention was on April 30, 2013, in episode #5, and they finally watched it on episode #16, which came out on February 28, 2014. People voted it as the “Best of the Worst,” which means it was the most entertaining video of the night. The group compared Tabuchi’s stage presence to a character from Martin Short.
Recently, Shoji Tabuchi, the owner of the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 11, 2023. Keep reading to learn more about Shoji Tabuchi and the detailed reasons behind his death.
The Mystery Of Tabuchi’s Death
Shoji Tabuchi, a well-known fiddler originally from Japan, became a star in the United States, especially in the lively entertainment center of Branson. His death was confirmed by his family. The Dillards band shared their sadness about the legendary performer Shoji Tabuchi’s passing on Facebook.
“RIP to the talented Shoji Tabuchi, a wonderful ambassador for the fiddle and a friend to all who knew him. We intersected a few times on several projects over the years (such as this Best of Branson compilation that we helped produce), and of course Shoji was one of Branson’s leading lights and a destination show for years and years. Prayers to the family.”
The details of Shoji Tabuchi’s passing have left fans wanting to know more. Some websites claim that Tabuchi passed away after fighting pancreatic cancer however, the cause of his death was still not confirmed. Even though we don’t know the exact cause, his music and presence will always be remembered by those who experienced his performances. Let’s explore more about the late star’s personal life.
All About Tabuchi’s Relationships
Shoji Tabuchi, a well-known fiddler originally from Japan, became a star in the United States, especially in the lively entertainment center of Branson. Tabuchi played music for tips at a restaurant where Mary Jo was a customer. They got married in 1968, and he became a U.S. citizen. They moved to Kansas City, and Tabuchi performed at the Starlite Club. They had a son named Shoji John Tabuchi in 1974.
Later, in 1980, he moved to Branson where he met his second wife, Dorothy Lingo, who attended his shows. He became a stepfather to her two kids from her previous marriage. Lingo helped with many parts of The Shoji Tabuchi Show, like dance moves, costumes, and theater design.
May Shoji Tabuchi’s soul rest in peace!