Aoki died of pneumonia in New York City. At the time of his death he had been suffering from diabetes, Hepatitis C, and cirrhosis of the liver. At the time of his death, Rocky Aoki had seven children and was married to his third wife Keiko.
Similarly, how much is Rocky Aoki worth? Rocky Aoki was a Japanese-American wrestler and restaurateur who had a net worth of million. Hiroaki Aoki was born in Tokyo, Japan in October 1938 and died July 10, 2008 in New York, NY.
Similarly, you may ask, what happened to the founder of Benihana?
Rocky Aoki, Who Created Benihana Chain, Is Dead at 69. Rocky Aoki, who founded the theatrical Benihana chain of steakhouses, where Japanese chefs with flashing knives double as performers, died Thursday night in Manhattan. He was 69. The cause was pneumonia, said Nancy Bauer, a spokeswoman for the family.
Is Steve Aoki related to Rocky Aoki?
He is of Japanese descent, the third child of Rocky Aoki and Chizuru Kobayashi. His father was a former wrestler who also founded the restaurant chain Benihana. He has two older siblings, sister Kana (who is sometimes called by her middle name Grace), and brother Kevin (owner of Doraku Sushi restaurant).