Former Namco artist Hiroshi Ono has died at the age of 64.
Known to many as Mr Dotman, Ono had been battling an illness for a long time and passed away on Saturday, October 16.
Ono was best known for his work as a graphic artist at Namco, where he worked from 1979 to 2013, after which he worked independently.
During his tenure, he designed the sprites for classic titles such as Galaga, Dig Dug and Xevious.
He also contributed to the cabinet and marquee design for Pac-Man and other Namco arcade games.
A crowdfunding campaign for a documentary about Ono's career was announced after it was revealed he was fighting against an illness.
The campaign has raised ¥4.9 million ($43,000) from 252 backers so far, with 52 days left to go.