Koichi Sugiyama Death: Koichi Sugiyama, the main composer of Dragon Quest, has passed at the age of 90. He said horrible things about LGBT people and framed the severity of WW2 era Japanese warcrimes as western propaganda. He also wrote and composed this absolute masterpiece of symphonic euphoria.
What a horrible loss for the world of video game music. Koichi Sugiyama was legendary. The influence that his Dragon Quest theme and other music had on Japanese culture cannot be overstated. He lived a long life and will leave an enduring legacy behind. RIP Sugiyama-san.
Akira Toriyama has commented on the death of his lifelong colleague Koichi Sugiyama, the composer of the Dragon Quest video game series. Toriyama, the illustrator for the series, said, “I pray for your soul from the bottom of my heart.” Full translation: pic.twitter.com/aD9bWY70gN
— Derek Padula (@derekpadula) October 7, 2021
I was shocked to see the breaking news. I never thought that would happen. I’ve listened to Cosmos with You that he composed so many times lately… which is the most beautiful song out of my favorites. I can’t believe it… May he rest in peace, Koichi Sugiyama先生.
— Yuzo Koshiro (@yuzokoshiro) October 7, 2021
I am heartbroken to learn that Koichi Sugiyama, the music composer for Dragon Quest, has passed away. Without him videogame music would not have evolved into what it is today. He was a true master at his art and I will be listening to his works to commemorate his life. pic.twitter.com/3CxSkf6p25
— James 🍄 ジェームズ (@souIstyce) October 7, 2021
Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama has passed. His music was beautiful, his views were often not. I’ve decided to do something positive on this day and maybe you’ll join me in donating? pic.twitter.com/jupvAIXoDD
— Parker Simmons (@parkerrsimmons) October 7, 2021
InsideEko is yet to confirm Koichi Sugiyama’s cause of death as no health issues or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Sugiyama so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To Koichi Sugiyama
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