Ero-mangaka SABE has died, at the untimely age of 41.
He was well known for playful and eccentric bloomer-centric ero-manga and (slightly guro) gag manga, being widely serialised in ero-manga magazines, and published in his own compilation manga.
Announcement of his passing was delayed by publisher Wani in accordance with the wishes of his family, but with the release of a commemorative manga edition the unfortunate news has finally been announced.
He apparently passed away earlier in the year (January 28th), so presumably there is some reason for the considerable delay in the announcement, though no further details seem likely to be forthcoming.
Below you can see some of his work, spanning his fairly lengthy career: