Composer Eiichi Ohtaki passed away on December 30, 2013 due to an aortic dissection. He was 65 years old at the time of his passing.

Ohtaki was born in Oshu City, Iwate in 1948. After entering Waseda University in 1968, he met musician Haruomi Hosono. Ohtaki made his debut in 1970 with a single titled, “Happy End.” He also started his own record label Niagra.

He wrote and produced the song “Ureshii Yokan,” which was the first ending theme for the second Chibi Maruko-chan television anime series.

Source: ANN