Ryuuichi Sakamoto

Birth:Jan 17, 1952
Death:Mar 28, 2023
Hometown:Nakano, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Websitehttp://www.sitesakamoto.com/ Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ryuichisakamoto/ Ryuuichi Sakamoto was an Academy Award Grammy and Golden Globewinning Japanese musician composer record producer and actor based in New York and Tokyo Japan. He played the keyboards in the influential electropop band Yellow Magic Orchestra. His 1999 musical composition Energy Flow is the first numberone instrumental single in the Japans Oricon charts history. He was ranked at number 59 in a list of the top 100 most influential musicians compiled by HMV. Sakamoto had been married twice. His first marriage took place in 1972 but ended in divorce two years later. Sakamoto has a daughter from this relationship. Sakamoto then married popular Japanese pianist and singer Yano Akikohttps://anilist.co/staff/170293 in 1982 having collaborated with her on some of her recordings. Sakamotos second marriage ended in August 2006 14 years after a mutual decision to live separatelyYano and Sakamoto raised one daughter JPop singer Sakamoto Miu. Also Sakamoto adopted Yanos son when they got married. Sakamoto died as a result of his ongoing battle with cancer on March 28 2023. His death was announced on April 2 through his website and Twitter account.