The statements said the 52-year-old musician died of cancer at his home in London on Tuesday.

Karn was co-founder of Japan along with David Sylvian and Steve Jansen. The group’s 1982 album, Tin Drum, included a hit song, “Ghosts.”

Karn was born Andonis Michaelides in Cyprus, and came to Britain with his family at age 3.

He is survived by his wife Kyoko and son Metis.