Dragon Quest series composer Koichi Sugiyama has passed away at age 90. News broke today via Twitter from Japanese news outlets and Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii. Sugiyama composed music for the series ever since it began over 35 years ago. Here’s what Yuji Horii had to say:

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