X Japan Bassist Heath Dies at 55

The Japan News -- Nov 08

Heath, bassist of the popular band X Japan, died recently, according to sources in the music industry. He was 55.

Yoshiki, the leader of the band, missed an award ceremony of a non-profit organization held in San Francisco on Nov. 1. “Sorry I had to cancel my attendance to receive ‘Award of Honor’ in SF. Someone close to me passed away. I made the decision to return to Japan,” Yoshiki wrote on his Instagram account on Friday. It is believed that Yoshiki was referring to Heath’s death as the cause of his return to Japan. ...continue reading