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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Musician Otaki Eiichi passes away at the age of 65

Musician Otaki Eiichi passed away on 30 December at his home due to aortic dissection, as announced by his agency Sony Music Records on 31 December. Otaki was 65 years old. He was said to have been with his family in the evening of 30 December when he suddenly collapsed and was sent to the hospital. However, while on the way to the hospital, his heart was said to have stopped beating.

Otaki used to be part of a band "Happy End" with Hosono Haruomi and Matsumoto Takashi before they disbanded in 1973. He then set up his own label and released hits such as "Kimi wa Tenneniro" and "Koi suru karen" while writing songs for other artistes as well.

Source: Sanspo

*For most people, I think Otaki's most famous work associated with a drama should be his theme song "Shiawase na ketsumatsu" for "Love Generation". Here's the video of the song to refresh your memory.

All credits due to the parties who hold the copyright to this song.

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