Takajin Yashiki, the singer for the theme and image songs for Mobile Suit Gundam – The Movie Trilogy, passed away on January 3, 2014 due to esophageal cancer. He was 64 years old at the time of his passing.

Yashiki made his debut as a singer-songwriter in Kyoto, and his debut single, “Yume Iran ka ne” was released in 1976. His other early hits include “Anta” and “Yappa Suki ya nen.”

Yashiki performed the first ending theme, “Suna no Juujika,” for Mobile Suit Gundam – The Movie Trilogy, as well as the first film’s insert song, “Star Children.”

Source: ANN