Electronic/pop legend Yukihiro Takahashi, best known from Yellow Magic Orchestra and more recently METAFIVE, has passed away, as announced today on 2023/01/14. The exact cause of his death has not been officially revealed afaik, but back in 2020 he was treated and operated on because of a brain tumor. He was 70 years old.
Honestly, I’m at a loss for words… He always seemed like such a cool and gentle dude. He really paved the way for whole modern musical genres as part of YMO, which I enjoyed immensely. Lately, I’ve been getting to know his solo material which is just as good. He left us with an enormous catalogue of his art. R.I.P.