Through the guitarist's official Twitter account, Fujioka's wife revealed he had fallen from a height on December 30, succumbing to his injuries on January 5. The band wrote, "we hope that he is now with his GUITAR MASTER [Allan Holdsworth] and enjoying an epic guitar session with him."
A graduate of the Musicians Institute of Osaka, Fujioka had toured with Babymetal as a member of their backing "Kami Band" outfit since 2013. He was best known to fans as "Ko-Gami," meaning "the little god."
The "Little" Guitar Kami of #BABYMETAL 's #Kamiband has passed away in the METAL GALAXIES. We hope that he is now with his GUITAR MASTER A.Holdsworth and enjoying an epic guitar session with him.— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) January 9, 2018
We are the one
We're the only one
You are the one
Forever#RIP #THEONE pic.twitter.com/NMUg3mhmes
訃報のお知らせ— 藤岡幹大(仮) (@mikio158cm) January 9, 2018
ファンの皆様、関係者様、全速力で生きた彼のことを今後も愛して頂けたら幸いです。ありがとうございました。 妻— 藤岡幹大(仮) (@mikio158cm) January 9, 2018