RAVE announced in August that their guitarist mikuru had to pause band activities due to health issues. A few hours ago we got the worst follow-up-news possible… Mikuru has passed away. Personally, I’m very shocked.
Here follows a translation of their official announcement, made by hiroki at Monochrome heaven. Thanks for doing this.
“To all fans of RAVE:
We had announced in August that RAVE’s guitarist Mikuru will be indefinitely pausing band activities. Following further medical examinations he was forced to undergo long-term treatment.
He was determined to return to resume band activities and fought hard against his illness, but unfortunately he passed away on 2016/10/26 4.51am.
We respect Mikuru’s wishes to not disclose details of his illness.
This is a notification to everyone who loves RAVE and Mikuru, for whose support we are extremely grateful.
The wake and funeral were held for family and close friends only. Fans can attend flower-laying ceremonies which will be held in Fukuoka where Mikuru grew up, as well as in Tokyo. (details below)
The remaining members of RAVE will carry Mikuru’s dreams and do their best to bring RAVE forward. Please continue to support the band.”
Rest in peace Mikuru. And hope the other guys in RAVE can be strong enough to continue after this…
Debut: July 25th 2012
|Vocal: Ren (レン)
|Bass: You (悠)
|Drums: Nagi (凪)
- Vo. Ren → NOLIDGE → -Is- → .iS(蓮) → RAVE(Ren)
- Gt. nisa → De’alm → RAVE(support) → RAVE(aoi→nisa)
- Ba. You → NOLIDGE → -Is- → .iS → RAVE
- Dr. Nagi → VISENTE(support) → -Is- → .iS → RAVE
- Gt. Mikuru → VISENTE → Kreuz NostalgiA → Kro:nos(MIKURU) → RAVE(Mikuru) → [deceased October 26th 2016]
- Gt. jade → VISENTE → Kreuz NostalgiA → Kro:nos → RAVE → [retired]