This is really sad. If you guys ever want a quick watch - watch his segment in the 3-part Memories on YouTube. Magnetic Rose is the shortest and best way to explain why this guy was awesome.
I hope they still go ahead with his current project anyways.
I have that on VHS. It's a fantastic film.
I'm not big into anime myself anymore, but Satoshi Kon is definitely a name I remember. Perfect Blue is most definitely one of my favorite works from him. R.I.P.