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Shinzo Abe dresses as Super Mario to begin countdown to 2020 Toyko Olympics

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Footage of Shinzo Abe dressed as the popular video game character Mario has resurfaced following his death.

The former Japanese prime minister, 67, was shot while making a speech at a campaign rally in the western city of Nara on Friday (8 July).

He passed away in hospital five and a half hours after the attack.

Following his death, many have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mr Shinzo.

A clip of the politician beginning the countdown to Tokyo 2020, dressed as Mario at the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony, has gone viral.

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