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‘Dragon Ball Z’ song composer Shunsuke Kikuchi died on April 24. The Anime News Network website reported that the 89-year-old passed due to aspiration pneumonia.

Kikuchi’s family held a private funeral.

The composer’s first work was for 1961 film ‘Hachininme no Teki’. However he became best known for a prolific career that included music for anime, live-action series, and films.

His credits include the theme song for anime ‘Doraemon’ and music for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z.

Kikuchi was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 57th Japan Record Awards in 2015.