Discovered the news inocuously via a trusted Twitter source, and within an hour, the confirmation began culminating like the giant wave. It was true, Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of global cinema, with his startling visions of Japan's socio-psycho concerns has passed away to cancer at age 47.
Outside of this deeply saddening news, there are no real words that come properly at the moment, except to say that not only did we lose one of the japanese animation world's true icons, but film as a whole has lost a giant. I sense a podcast in the making. For now, the sadness is far to close. We'll miss you, Kon-sensei, and thank you for such incredible work.