On the night of April 13th, Araki entered critical condition. His wife -a former actress- and family were at his side trying to cheer him up. Sometime during the night, Araki’s heart had stopped. The family, by his bedside talked fondly of their happy memories. At one point his wife said ”my dear, you were so cool as a Kamen Rider”. At that moment Araki was able to respond and suddenly started breathing properly again and because of this he was able to hold out through the night. Because of his infection of the aspergillosis, he eventually succumb to the pneumonia.