On January 5th, 2018 Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarist for the heavy metal idol band BABYMETAL, passed away. He was only 36 years old and he is survived by a wife and two daughters.

Fuijioka was born on January 19th, 1981 in Hyougo Prefecture and worked as a guitarist and song writer. His debut album was TRICK DISC, which was released in 2007. In 2013 he joined BABYMETAL as a support guitarist.

His cause of death was announced on his Twitter page on January 9th.

It reads: “Obituary Notification – Guitarist Mikio Fujioka was star gazing on December 30th, 2017 when he fell from a high location. His condition took a sudden turn on the evening of January 5th. He died suddenly while his daughters were watching over him.”

Only a few minutes later, his wife tweeted, “To all the fans and to everyone concerned, it would make me so happy if you could continue to love the way he lived life at full speed. Thank you very much.”

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