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Isao Tomita passed away due to chronic heart failure at 2:51 PM on Thursday the 5th of May 2016 at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital [1]. He was 84 years of age. Tomita had collapsed around 12:00 PM on Thursday at his home, and was brought to the hospital where he later passed away with his family by his side. A private family funeral was held on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of May. A public farewell service is planned for later. Just before his death, Tomita was working on the performance of a new work called Dr. Coppelius, which was due for November 2016. We offer our condolences to all his family. May he rest in peace. "Isao Tomita, Death Notice", Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd., 8 May 2016, http://columbia.jp/tomita/info.html