BABYMETAL’s Mikio Fujioka 1981 – 2018

RIP Little God

Sad news as it’s been announced that Mikio Fujioka, the guitarist for BABYMETAL has passed away.

Fujioka, who was only 36, was part of the Kami Band and had been part of BABYMETAL since 2013. Known to fans as Ko-Gami (“The Little God”), Fujioka had been in a serious condition since falling from an astronomical observation platform in December 2017. His condition unfortunately deteriorated and he passed away in the first week of January this year.

Aside from his association with BABYMETAL, Fujioka had worked with the likes of Trick Box and MMM (a band which also featured Kami Band drummer Yuya Maeta).

BABYMETAL paid tribute to the guitarist on social media with this statement:


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