Kyû Sakamoto


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Kyû Sakamoto

Kyû Sakamoto Death

Kyû Sakamoto passed away on August 12, 1985 at the age of 43.

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  • When did Kyû Sakamoto die?

    August 12, 1985
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Kyû Sakamoto Birthday and Date of Death

Kyû Sakamoto was born on November 10, 1941 and died on August 12, 1985. Kyû Sakamoto was 43 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: November 10, 1941
Date of Death: August 12, 1985
Age at Death: 43

Kyû Sakamoto - Biography

Kyu Sakamoto (坂本 九, Sakamoto Kyū, born Hisashi Oshima (大島 九, Ōshima Hisashi), 10 December 1941 – 12 August 1985) was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō" (known as "Sukiyaki" in English-speaking markets), which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies. It reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 in June 1963, making Sakamoto the first Asian recording artist to have a number one song on the chart. Sakamoto died on August 12, 1985, in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123, the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history.