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

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

Damn, what a weird story...

weird, indeed, RIP.
rekkuza- - 20.07.2011 at 01:56  
LeChron James - 20.07.2011 at 07:14  
Wow that's really, really sad.


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