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  RAVE's Mikuru has Passed Away

3yr ago   ·   Wednesday 2 Nov, 2016 - 10:34am UTC   ·   Keia   ·   12 upvotes   ·   10 comments   ·   58,266 views
RAVE's Mikuru has Passed Away

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."

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    leighLa 3yr ago

    This was not the type of story I wanted to see first thing in the morning. My condolences to his friends, family and coworkers. 

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    redhope611 3yr ago

    I am really sad to hear this news since RAVE is a great band. Mikuru will be greatly missed. I don't know if the band will continue on after this, I don't think it will be the same without him. Rest in peace. 

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    xn0escapex 3yr ago

    The band has said they would continue, as it is what Mikuru would have wanted.

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    redhope611 3yr ago

    Ah, okay. Thanks for letting me know

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    This is really sad, I am really sorry because he had to deal with some serious illness. At least he didn't give up which was good and important. We'll miss him. Rest in peace, Mikaru-san. 

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    Symera 3yr ago

    This year really isn't good for visual kei. First there are so many disbandments and then this...  . but that he didn't give up makes his a strong person. It's sad that he lost the fight...

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    Kogalcandy21 3yr ago

    This is really sad. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Betteand 3yr ago

    My deepest Condolences to Friends and Family :( It is so sad :(  Rest in Peace Miruku . .

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    cookieface 3yr ago

    Mikuru san. we will miss u. Love u. Bye. 

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    Kuinyan 3yr ago

    Rest in peace Mikuru-san   

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