Siliconera is reporting Hiroshi Kajiyama - the illustrator of the Golden Sun series – has passed away. His son made the announcement on his father's Twitter account on Saturday. The notice did not reveal the cause of death or how old he was.

Kajiyama started out in the video game industry in the 1990s and was known for his illustrations including the character and enemy designs in the Shining Force series. Later down the line he worked on the Golden Sun series for GBA and DS and was also well-known for his work in the manga industry.

From everyone here at Nintendo Life, we extend our deepest sympathies to Mr Kajiyama's family, friends, and co-workers.

[via siliconera.com]