Satoshi Kon, director of the superb films Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, and Paprika has succumbed to cancer at the age of 46. (Just two months short of his 47th birthday).
From the psychological thriller Perfect Blue to the epic drama of Millenium Actress, Satoshi Kon stood as one of the top film makers in the world creating several classics in his all too short repertoire. If you have yet to see his work, do not deny yourself.
Satoshi Kon was featured earlier on the Wire in a feature on Paprika and on our list of world cinema directors.
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