X Japan/Loudness - Former Bassist Passed Away


Japanese rock musician and songwriter Taiji Sawada (ex-X Japan, ex-Loudness) passed away yesterday (July 17th) before noon at the intensive care unit in Saipan's Commonwealth Health Center.

Sawada, 45, was arrested last Monday by federal authorities "for interference with a flight attendant" due to an incident on a plane en route from Japan to Saipan. He was brought to CHC after he tried to kill himself on Thursday evening while detained at the Department of Corrections facility.

Sawada was supposed to appear in federal court for his detention hearing on Friday morning. Mark Hanson, Sawada's court-appointed defense attorney, declined to provide details on Friday, but said his client had a "good chance of getting out" and be released to a local family under pretrial release conditions.

It is not yet known if these instances are related to his death.

Source: mvariety.com
Band profile: X Japan
 
Posted: 18.07.2011 by Thryce


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18.07.2011 - 20:23
Elodie Artour
Slania
Damn, what a weird story...

RIP, man!
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18.07.2011 - 20:26
Windrider
Raureif
Never heard of... Nevertheless, RIP
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18.07.2011 - 20:27
Dark Blood
The Avenger
RIP Sawada-san.
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18.07.2011 - 21:19
unswabbed
Nothing else to say except : RIP
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18.07.2011 - 23:21
Black Conundrum
I heard about this yesterday, and those circumstances appear to be a less desirable end of life. Well, rest in peace, Taiji.
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19.07.2011 - 02:01
BlankFile
RIP
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19.07.2011 - 08:14
flamesoficarus
Woah, that was unexpected, and sad to hear of the problems he was facing towards the end of his life.
RIP Taiji san
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19.07.2011 - 17:29
ndawkn
Reminds me of hide somehow, even though he died under very different circumstances.... RIP
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19.07.2011 - 18:51
Kass
St. Anger
RIP
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19.07.2011 - 20:30
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Elodie Artour on 18.07.2011 at 20:23

Damn, what a weird story...

weird, indeed, RIP.
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20.07.2011 - 01:56
rekkuza-
RIP
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it- Oscar Wilde
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20.07.2011 - 07:14
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Wow that's really, really sad.

R.I.P.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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