Babymetal guitarist Mikio "Ko-Gami" Fujioka, whose role in the group was one of the guitarists for the three girls' backing band Kami Band since 2013, has tragically passed away at 36 years old. The band broke the news this morning on their social media pages, but according to an article in Metro UK, Fujioka died on January 5 after succumbing to injuries sustained from falling off a high observation deck on December 30.
Fujioka was also working on an album with the Kami Band. We wish Babymetal, their staff, and Fujioka's friends and family all the best in these horrible times.
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
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) January 9, 2018