Beatnik said: I haven't felt this way about a famous person's death in the longest time.
I guess I should edit this, as it's ironic that Nujabes was renowned for NOT being in the limelight.
I just read Shing02's comment and this is just gonna depress me for a while, hard to believe there wont be any more new Nujabes. Well, apparently there's still unreleased material waiting to be heard, so there's that at least. And the fact that he practically created a genre that is still going strong today thanks to the likes of Nomak, etc.
Incidentally, the Wiki page says the car crash happened the same day of an earthquake.
"...our faces marked by toil, by deceptions, by success, by love; our weary eyes looking still, looking always, looking anxiously for something out of life, that while it is expected is already gone – has passed unseen, in a sigh, in a flash – together with the youth, with the strength, with the romance of illusions.” - Joseph Conrad ('Youth')