Daisuke Ochida ,vocalist of the studs and Kagerou, passed away yesterday.
The following message was posted on the studs official site:
To the fans and affiliates,
We regret to inform all fans and affiliates that Daisuke was laid to rest on July 15, 2010.
In respect of the wishes of his family the funeral procession will be carried out with his closest relatives only. We thank you deeply for all your support for Daisuke up to now. Our utmost and heartfelt condolences go out to everyone.
Source: the studs official site.
I was socked after reading the news on various portal sites. May he rest in peace.
Before the release of his new song! Ex member of the visual kei rock group Kagerou, the charismatic vocalist Daisuke (Real name: Daisuke Oshida, age 32), was found dead in his Shibuya apartment. According to the rumors going around, no foul play was at hand, but they suspect either suicide or an accidental death.
( he goes on to talk about the history of Kagerou/the studs etc here )
Authorized staff mentioned that there would be an album releasing in autumn after the new single released. Also plans for a European tour, and a possibility of going to America as well.
After a meeting about the tour and future releases, Daisuke mentioned that he was having trouble sleeping. Supposedly after returning home Daisuke may have taken a large dose of sedatives and drank alcohol. A friend of his became worried after trying to contact him on several occasions and rushed to his apartment. At 2AM, said friend found Daisuke in his home dead.
Source: Wantanabe Yuji’s Blog / thanks to Kaiden @neumania.net