Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarists in the the Kami Band, which serves as the backing group for the Japanese pop-metal outfit BABYMETAL, has died at the age of 36. Mikio was better known to BABYMETAL fans as Ko-Gami, or The Little God.
BabyMetal Tweeted about their band member’s death this morning (Jan. 9th) 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. We are the one Together We’re the only one You are the one Forever #RIP #THEONE”
Mikio’s wife announced his very untimely passing via his official Twitter, claiming that he (Mikio) fell from a height on December 30th while at an observation deck and died on January 5th, 2018.
View the Tweet Below:
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) January 9, 2018
— 藤岡幹大(仮) (@mikio158cm) January 9, 2018