Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto's Death

Born (Birthday) January 17, 1952

Death Date March 28, 2023

Age of Death 71 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Place of Death Tokyo, Japan

Profession Composer

The composer Ryuichi Sakamoto died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Japanese composer and political activist who was a keyboardist for the popular 70’s electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra. He won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe for his score to the 1987 film The Last Emperor.

He received a degree in music composition from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

He notably composed the score for the opening ceremony of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Personal Life

One of his daughters is Miu Sakamoto, a J-pop singer.

Brian Wilson was featured on his 1989 album Beauty.

How did Ryuichi Sakamoto die?

Sakamoto died on March 28 after a multi-year battle with cancer, according to a statement published on his website Sunday. “We would like to share one of Sakamoto’s favorite quotes,” the statement read. “‘Ars longa, vita brevis.