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Composer of Do You Remember Love? Commits Suicide

by dtshyk
Oct 17, 2009 3:12 AM | 84 Comments
According to Yomiuri Newspaper, Kato Kazuhiko, the composer of "Do You Remember Love?" (theme song of Macross: Do You Remember Love?), committed suicide by hanging. He was 62 years old. He left a note in the hotel room.

Source: Yomiuri

According to Sponichi news, he left two notes to his friends and the staff. In the notes, he confessed he couldn't come up with new songs anymore due to the mental depression.

Source: Sponichi

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I bet Kaifun killed him

Jun 14, 2011 7:32 AM by Confucius

Suicide is really rampant these days..

Oct 28, 2009 3:08 AM by AlexSadist-sama

In the context, it didn't say that he killed himself because he was unable to compose more music, but because he was too depressed to write more music.

Oct 27, 2009 3:52 PM by KELL_E

Quite saddening news. May he rest in peace.

Oct 21, 2009 4:11 PM by Loxaris

TEWG said:
Poor guy. Was it him that hung himself and people thought he was just a decoration for Halloween?

I never heard of any of his works but I'll try some of it, out of respect.


You've never heard of fucking Macross?

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, you have Inuyasha in your favorite anime. Horrible taste.

Oct 19, 2009 8:28 PM by Captain_GARlock

So sad...

Oct 19, 2009 12:51 PM by ayutchan

chryseis said:
Hikari_Tajiri said:
No... People never even remember the names of the composers. ;-;

Uematsu Nobuo
Kajiura Yuki
Kanno Yoko
Hisaishi Joe

..k, i'm done

Umm. I only know Nobuo Uematsu. But I know him because he composed scores for Final Fantasy games. Did he ever compose ones for anime?

Oct 19, 2009 9:10 AM by Kleeyook

oh my, another same accidents D:
this year we lose so many great artist on animanga world ;-;

Oct 19, 2009 3:55 AM by villains

Sigh, he was one of the greatest composers I've known. I hope he'll find peace now, and will remain in the hearts of the people that he left.. Why does someone commit suicide, I don't know the reason... I'll miss him.

Oct 19, 2009 2:38 AM by Konataku

OMG!!! :((

Oct 19, 2009 2:26 AM by otakulorichan

Very sad, indeed.

One of the great founding key crew members of the great movie ever composed.


Oct 19, 2009 2:08 AM by GenerationMech

I'm such a big Macross fan... this is depressing in itself.
This year has all ready been bad, without suicides.

Oct 18, 2009 5:52 PM by Tyranid5

I don't think that suicide is the best way to end your life but ... I probably can't understand his feelings ...

Oct 18, 2009 5:12 PM by motoko09

this saddens me that was one of the best songs . I really loved macross :(

Oct 18, 2009 1:47 PM by konatafangrl



Oct 18, 2009 12:40 PM by Mikitea

lame reason to commit suicide...

Oct 18, 2009 11:37 AM by Itachi-san

Sylpheed said:
So what was in the note
Maybe he wrote his name in it, then found out that it's a page from Death Note! ZOMG!

Oct 18, 2009 10:07 AM by Xzaxs

That was quite unfortunate. R.I.P.

Oct 18, 2009 6:32 AM by Vizard

He never thought of just walking away a little from his work - take a breather instead of taking his last breath. It's so sad to see someone to just off himself. Many more people have done less than him and lived. If he were alive the possibility of him creating another song is there, but with him dead that possibility is now nil. So sad...

Rest in peace, old man - there are people who remember your work fondly and wish you knew that, at least before you died...

Oct 18, 2009 4:28 AM by TsukikageRan

Omg That's the second case of someone died.

RIP Him and the author of Crayon Shin chan

Oct 18, 2009 3:42 AM by Jaberlen

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