Guitarist Mikio Fujioka (藤岡幹大) died on January 5, 2018.
His wife has posted on his Twitter account to announce that he had passed away.
He was taken to hospital after falling from a high observation deck while stargazing on December 30, 2017. Over the period, his condition worsened and he passed away on the evening of January 5, 2018, in the company of his two daughters. He was aged 36.
Mikio was known to BABYMETAL fans as Ko-Gami (meaning “little god”).
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) January 9, 2018
ESP Guitars JAPAN Twitter posted two videos of him to demonstrate his skill in guitar. His music lives on in all of us. Our condolences to his family and friends.