Recent news has come out that Wada Kouji, the epitome of Digimon music since Adventure, has been diagnosed with a recurring malignant tumor in a lymph node on his neck. His blog The Anime News Network article on the subject
His work with the Digimon series alongside artists like AiM, Tanimoto Takayoshi, Miyazaki Ayumi, etc. have been iconic and memorable from the beginning, and he has contributed SO MUCH to the Digimon franchise. It won't be the same without him, and he is currently on medical leave.
It's with a heavy heart and great sadness that I post this; I wish him the best and a speedy recovery, and I'd like to thank him for his contribution to the series' that we love so much.
I realise I'm very late... But Wada Kōji is my idol! He has a special place in my heart which holds him like a prisoner and forever will! He is pure awesome and will forever remain awesome! The music industry is incomplete without him! Oh God I really hope he makes a complete recovery, he's in all my prayers! ;(