The Twitter account for the five-member visible kei rock band La’cryma Christi introduced on Friday that the band’s guitarist KOJI handed away from esophageal most cancers on April 15. He was 49.

La’cryma Christi fashioned in 1991 and the band was often called one of many “four heavenly kings of visual kei” alongside Malice Mizer, Fanatic Crisis, and Shazna. The group ceased actions in 2007, however reunited for a number of concert events or excursions in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

The band carried out the ending theme music for the 1998 anime Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective.

KOJI was additionally energetic within the ALICE IN MENSWEAR musical duo because the composer, guitarist, and chief with vocalist michi. michi acknowledged that he doesn’t intend to halt actions and plans to proceed as ALICE IN MENSWEAR. michi acknowledged about KOJI, “even after he announced he was sick, he did not lose his pride as a guitarist, and he fought with strength and beauty.”

(*49*) by way of La’cryma Christi’s Twitter account

Sources: La’cryma Christi’s Twitter account, ALICE IN MENSWEAR’s website, Oricon by way of Hachima Kikō