Kyu Sakamoto

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: Japanese singer and actor who was best known outside of Japan for his international hit song Sukiyaki, which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies as it reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 music chart in June 1963.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in Japan Airlines Flight 123 airplane accident

 

Born: December 10, 1941

 

Died: August 12, 1985

 

Location: Ueno, Japan