Deaf Composer Faked His Work For A Decade

Pretty amazing story. There's something enormously compelling about well-executed fakery, though this seems to have a grain of tragedy at its heart too.

Much like Beethoven, Mamoru Samuragochi managed to become a famous and successful composer despite the fact that he's deaf — but it turns out someone else has been doing the work for him. In a statement released through his lawyer, Samuragochi has admitted that for more than a decade a mystery composer has been writing music released under his name.