Johnny Kitagawa, Founder Of Johnny & Associates, Dead At 87

1yr ago   ·   Tuesday 9 Jul, 2019 - 03:22pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   7 upvotes   ·   0 comments   ·   4,053 views
Johnny Kitagawa, Founder Of Johnny & Associates, Dead At 87

Johnny Kitagawa has died of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm on July 9.

On June 18, Kitagawa was rushed to the hospital after losing consciousness at his home. The incident was initially kept a secret, but reports quickly surfaced with little information about his condition.

After initial live-saving treatment were taken in the intensive care unit, Kitagawa was able to be moved to the general ward, where had remained since.

Various artists from his agency are said to have visited him during his hospitalization. His spirits were lifted by their visits and the love he felt from them.

Kitagawa was the founder and president of Johnny & Associates, one of the most powerful and prominent talent agencies in Japan.

Some of Japan's biggest boy bands of all time, including Arashi, SMAP, KAT-TUN and others, came from Kitagawa's agency.

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