BABYMETAL Member Dies Unexpectedly After Suffering Fall

Babymetal’s guitarist, Mikio Fujioka, has died unexpectantly at the age of 36 after sustaining life-threatening injuries from a fall on December 30th. The band revealed the tragic news in a post online earlier today, paying tribute to the late musician.

Reports say that Fujioka was purportedly stargazing on an observation tower when he fell and was critically injured. After several days in the hospital, he passed away on January 5th.

The band offered this in a heartfelt tribute:

“‪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
‪Together‬
‪We’re the only one‬
‪You are the one‬
‪Forever‬
#RIP #THEONE ”