Mikio Fujioka, Guitarist for the extremely popular idol / metal band Babymetal passed away on January 5th at age 36. He is survived by his wife and child.

Reports say that Mr Fujioka fell from an observation platform on the 30th of December, and was hospitalised before his condition worsened.  He had been touring with Babymetal since 2013, and had graduated from the Musicians Institute of Osaka in 2000.

It’s extremely sad to lose such a strong musical talent as “The Little God”.

Our sympathies, prayers and best wishes go out to his family.