Square Enix’s Dragon Quest RPG series official website announced Thursday that composer Koichi Sugiyama died of septic shock on September 30th. He was 90 years old.

Sugiyama is best known for his work on the long-running Dragon Quest series, beginning with the first game in the series in 1986. Since then, he has composed more than 500 pieces for the series. In the announcement of Sugiyama’s death, Square Enix reported that his work on the upcoming game Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate will be his final work. He has also composed music for anime such as the second television series Cyborg 009, Space Runaway Ideon, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken (and other Dragon Quest anime) and Magic Knight Rayearth. He also played the live action special effects film Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Sugiyama’s legacy remains tarnished by controversial statements that often reflect Japanese conservative and right-wing political rhetoric. He wrote a letter in 2007 against Resolution 121 of the United States House of Representatives. The resolution called on the Japanese government to apologize to “comfort women” who became sexual slaves to Japanese soldiers during World War II. In the same letter he denied the Nanking massacre committed by the Imperial Japanese Army. He appeared in 2015 with politicians Mio Sugita and Kyōko Nakayama in a program in which he denounced LGBTQ people as “unproductive” because they have no children and rejected concerns about high suicide rates within the LGBTQ community.

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