Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka passes away

Babymetal Guitarist Mikio Fujioka Dies

Death is nobody's friend.

Mikio Fujioka, guitarist for Japanese pop-metal band Babymetal, has died at the age of 36.

Through the guitarist's official Twitter account, Fujioka's wife revealed he had fallen from a height on December 30, succumbing to his injuries on January 5.

Fujioka's condition allegedly deteriorated in the week following the fall, before he died while surrounded by his family, including his two daughters. His wife confirmed her husband's passing on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

Known to fans as Ko-Gami, which translates to "The Little God", Fujioka had been a member of BABYMETAL's Kami Band since 2013.

Babymetal's post concluded with a salute to guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth (who died last year) and a quote from Babymetal's song "The One:" "We are the one".

BabyMetal released their debut album in 2015 and are backed by the Kami Band, a series of session musicians who play heavy metal instrumentation.

In their social media posts, the group concluded with a salute to Allan Holdsworth, a guitar virtuoso who died previous year. You are the one.

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