According to a statement on Isshi's official website, he was found dead in his home on July 18.
However, the statement made no mention of how he died; only saying that Isshi's funeral has already been held at an undisclosed location, as his family had requested.
In addition, the statement also said that Isshi's upcoming concerts on July 28 and July 27 will serve as memorial events to mark the his passing instead.
Kagrra was originally known as 'CROW', but the band was renamed 'Kagrra' after they signed with music label PS Company in 2000.
Over the years, Kagrra had built a reputation for wearing fanciful costumes inspired by traditional Japanese styles whenever they performed, before announcing in November last year that the band has decided to split up.
Isshi embarked on a solo music career after Kagrra split up and was scheduled to release his new single in September 2011, but passed away before it could be released.
*Oh My.. T.T*
This reminded me of the death of several other jrockers like Hide[X japan] and Jasmine[Versailles]
Hide [X Japan]Hideto Matsumoto died on May 2, 1998. After a night out drinking, he was found hanged with a towel tied to a doorknob in his Tokyo apartment. Authorities officially deemed Matsumoto's death a suicide, and this verdict was reported in the media. Within one week, three fans had died in copycat suicides, and of the 50,000 people who attended his funeral in Tsukiji Hongan-ji, nearly 60 were hospitalized and about 200 received medical treatment in first aid tents.
On August 3, it was announced that Jasmine You would temporarily suspend all musical activities due to unknown circumstances regarding his health and to recover. It had been announced that Versailles' new album was in the final stages of production and the bass tracks were being recorded. In the early hours of August 9, 2009, it was reported on the official site that Jasmine You had died. The translated announcement reads as follows:
2009.8.9 「Versailles」 Urgent Announcement: Though Jasmine You had taken time off in order to rest because of poor physical condition, we received a report that early in the morning on August 9, he died. Because of the extreme abruptness of this news, the members and staff are all dumbfounded and trying hard to accept this it. As soon as his family has been notified and updated as to the details and we receive their permission, we will further report to all of the fans. Moreover, with the current announcement, in regards to activity, please allow us to postpone it.
on September 4, 2010, at C.C. Lemon Hall, there they announced that Masashi officially joined the band as their new bassist, with Jasmine You being cited as an "eternal member".