Ryuichi Sakamoto, a Japanese composer, died at the age of 71.

In the 1970s, he studied electronic and ethnic music.

Sakamoto primarily composed for film, winning an Oscar for The Last Emperor.

Despite his cancer treatment, he continued to create works in his home studio.

Sakamoto's funeral was attended by only his immediate family.

In 2006, he founded the record label Commmons.

Sakamoto recorded four albums as Alva Noto with Carsten Nicolai.

Sakamoto was an environmental activist who founded More Trees to offset carbon emissions.