Link here at Anime News Network:
"Anime director Osamu Dezaki passed away at 12:35 a.m. on April 17 due to lung cancer. He was 67. A wake will be held on April 20, and a service will be held on April 21 in Tokyo. He is survived by his older brother Satoshi Dezaki, another anime director.
Among the many works Dezaki directed were Ace wo Nerae!, Ashita no Joe, Bionic Six, Black Jack The Movie, Ganba no Boken, Golgo 13: The Professional, Mighty Orbots, The Rose of Versailles, Space Adventure Cobra, Takarajima (Treasure Island), episodes of Mighty Atom/Astro Boy, and several Lupin III television episodes and specials. He developed a unique style of direction that included dramatic freeze-frames in pivotal scenes."
Another MADHOUSE legend, gone inside of a year ( Satoshi Kon, R.I.P.)