Unfortunately today we have sad news for Visual Kei fans: Mikuru who played the guitar in RAVE has passed away.
The band updated its blogs today with the sad announcement: guitarist Mikuru has lost his fight against a serious illness and has passed away on October 26th, 2016 at 4:51am. He had stated that details on his illness should not be made public and the band respects his wish.
If you are in Japan on November 14th you can bring small flowers to DRUM Be-1 in his home town Fukuoka and to Shibuya ZEAL LINK in Tokyo. RAVE's members won't attend those two wreath-laying ceremonies.
Mikuru has taken a break from band activities as of July in order to focus on his long-term treatment. On July 13th he wrote his last tweet: "I'm really really sorry for causing you worries. It seems like it will still take some time until I can be active again but I will definitely return healthy, so please wait for me."