“TOKYO: Japanese rocker Isshi, vocalist of popular Japanese rock band Kagrra, has passed away.

According to a statement on Isshi’s official website, he was found dead in his home on July 18.

However, the statement made no mention of how he died; only saying that Isshi’s funeral has already been held at an undisclosed location, as his family had requested.

In addition, the statement also said that Isshi’s upcoming concerts on July 28 and July 27 will serve as memorial events to mark the his passing instead.”

Correction: The dates of the event are actually July 28th and 29th.

More information may be found at the original article here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainment/view/1142912/1/.html

Announcement of Isshi’s death in Japanese can be found on his website here: http://www.shiki-project.com/news.php

Our condolences to his friends, family and many fans. May he rest in peace.