BABYMETAL Guitarist Mikio Fujioka Dies, Aged 36

Written by Tom Williams on 11th January, 2018

BABYMETAL Guitarist Mikio Fujioka Dies, Aged 36

BABYMETAL guitarist Mikio Fujioka (AKA Ko-Gami, ‘The Little God’) has died at the age of 36, after being injured in a fall.

The Japanese musician died on Friday, 5th January, according to his wife, who has taken to Twitter to say that he fell from an astronomical observation platform on 30th December.

Fujioka’s condition allegedly deteriorated in the week following the fall, before he died while surrounded by his family, including his two daughters.

In a statement, BABYMETAL have paid tribute to their late guitarist, saying, “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.”

The tribute also contains lyrics from BABYMETAL’s song ‘The One’, which read:

We are the one
Together
We’re the only one
You are the one
Forever

Fujioka had been a member of BABYMETAL’s Kami Band since 2013.

BABYMETAL are yet to perform in Australia, but were hotly rumoured for Soundwave Festival in 2016, before the event went under.

Read the tweets from Fujioka’s wife, below.


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