Published on January 9th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
RIP MIkio Fujioka, Guitarist with BABYMETAL
While BABYMETAL is known for the three moppets out front, the back end of the band features some formidable metal musicians.
Sadly, Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarists in the group, has died at 36. Fans of BABYMETAL know him as Ko-Gami, which means “The Little God,”
Fujioka died from injuries sustained from falling from a high observation deck while stargazing back on December 30. Further details of the accident–the location and the name of the observation deck–are still very sketchy.
He died Saturday (January 5) after his health deteriorated. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
The “Little” Guitar Kami of #BABYMETAL ‘s #Kamiband has passed away in the METAL GALAXIES. We hope that he is now with his GUITAR MASTER A.Holdsworth and enjoying an epic guitar session with him.
We are the one
We’re the only one
You are the one
Forever#RIP #THEONE pic.twitter.com/NMUg3mhmes
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) January 9, 2018