To begin with, the director of the Death Note movie Mr. Takase Hiroshi has passed away from a stroke.(not sure which type of stroke yet) He was 50 years old.
(in Japanese) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/ob...060907zz21.htm
Now that I read more about DN movie, it turned out Nakamura Shidou (actor who plays Ryuuk in the movie) was also arrested because he was driving when he was drunk + ran the red light.
And Obata (one of the creators of the Death Note Manga) was arrested for possessing a knife... ( Already a theard of that) but that aside, hmmm
So yeah... very strange. Heart goes out to Takase Hiroshi!