If you are not familiar with his work, Kon directed "Perfect Blue" "Millennium Actress" "Tokyo Godfathers" and "Paprika" as well as the series "Paranoia Agent". All of these were amazing and I heartily recommend them.
Satoshi Kon blended traditional Anime elements with uniquely artistic and social themes. His work was evocative of the surrealist movement and were elegantly critical of modern Japanese culture and society.
I am saddened to tears to see that the man has passed. Any words for the deceased or thoughts about his work are appreciated.