In a statement by mobile games developer G-Mode, CEO Takeshi Miyaji passed away recently. A co-founder of the studio, Miyaji is best known as one of the directors for the Grandia series, having worked on the original Sega Saturn game and its Dreamcast sequel. He had also worked alongside his brother Yoichi for Game Arts on titles like Lunar: The Silver Star and Silpheed. Takeshi later left the company to co-found G-Mode.
Miyaji died this past Friday at the age of 45, though no further information was given.