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Babymetal guitarist dies

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 6:45 AM PT


Mikio Fujioka, guitarist of the Kami Band, the backing group for Japanese pop-metal outfit Babymetal, has passed away at age 36. Fujioka has been touring with Babymetal since 2013. The band broke the news this morning via social media (see below).

Fujioka reportedly died from injuries sustained during a December 30 fall from an observation deck. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.




9 comments


anonymous
12 days ago
RIP euronymous

anonymous
12 days ago
Luke Skywalker and Snoke die... now this!?

anonymous
12 days ago
^ loser

anonymous
12 days ago
RIP Jon Nodtveidt

anonymous
12 days ago
sad news, RIP

anonymous
12 days ago
If this guy was also their writer, this is a shame. The dude could write some riffs.

anonymous
12 days ago
observation deck of what

anonymous
12 days ago
Didn't realize there were boys in this group. TRAP

This must've been a failed selfie attempt. Trying to get the next Instagram post high above tokyo saying "this is freedom. it is yours. take it." while getting cancer from touching a 1 MW radio transmitter

anonymous
10 days ago
This guy > your favorite guitarist