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12/13/2017 4:39:03 PM

Young Japanese rocker Isshi found dead at home

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Japanese rocker Isshi, vocalist of popular Japanese rock band Kagrra, has passed away.

According to a statement on Isshi`s official website, he was found dead in his home on July 18.

However, the statement made no mention of how he died; only saying that Isshi`s funeral has already been held at an undisclosed location, as his family had requested.

In addition, the statement also said that Isshi`s upcoming concerts on July 28 and July 27 will serve as memorial events to mark the his passing instead.

Kagrra was originally known as `CROW`, but the band was renamed `Kagrra` after they signed with music label PS Company in 2000.

Over the years, Kagrra had built a reputation for wearing fanciful costumes inspired by traditional Japanese styles whenever they performed, before announcing in November last year that the band has decided to split up.

Isshi embarked on a solo music career after Kagrra split up and was scheduled to release his new single in September 2011, but passed away before it could be released.

Via channelnewsasia

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The five members of Kagrra: Isshi – vocals (deceased - July 18th, 2011), Akiya – guitar, Shin – guitar, Koto Nao – bass, Izumi – drums

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