Some sad news for the manga industry, as renowned High School of the Dead mangaka, Daisuke Satou, has now passed away. He died at the age of 52.

The mangaka passed away due to ischemic heart disease last 22nd March. His family already conducted a funeral service for him, with sister Yuuko Shinmyou acting as chief mourner.

Satou is the writer and creator for High School of the Dead, working alongside artist Shoji Sato. His passing may mean that we may never know the ending of High School of the Dead. This is because the manga was on temporary hiatus during his passing and struggle with the disease. Satou is also the writer behind the manga, Imperial Guards, alongside Yu Ito.

To his family and friends, we here at WowJapan send our deepest condolences.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun