Former X Japan bassist dies
2011-07-17 by idk | 42 Comments

Japanese songwriter and former bassist with Japanese metal band X Japan, Taiji Sawada, died on Monday in Saipan, Japan.

No official cause of death has been released, however it has been revealed that Sawada had made an unsuccessful suicide attempt three days earlier which left him in a vegetative state. His family decided to unhook him from life support at 11am on Monday morning.

http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=111126&cat=1

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KieranVogel
July 17th 2011

29 Comments


RIP :-(

Kris.
July 17th 2011

12152 Comments


damn that sucks i only heard one of their songs and it was totally badass rip

WashboardSuds
July 17th 2011

4984 Comments


yeah same, the only song I head was Art of Life, which was that entire album
rip

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2011

16134 Comments


Wow, another suicide in this band? Should switch to doom.

Kris.
July 17th 2011

12152 Comments


yea i heard silent jealousy that song fucking slays so hard m/

rip hide rip taiji

theacademy
July 17th 2011

28252 Comments


what the fuckkkk

rip hide rip taiji

Kris.
July 17th 2011

12152 Comments


gonna blast silent jealousy now just cuz it fuckin destroys the japs are pretty good at m/ing it up

Kris.
July 17th 2011

12152 Comments


and soccer apparently

beefshoes
July 17th 2011

2914 Comments


He was a killer bassist too.
Blue Blood has some killer stuff.
RIP.

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Xenorazr
July 17th 2011

345 Comments


Wow, a real shame. My condolences. RIP

ButcheredChildren
July 17th 2011

5591 Comments


RIP

FilthyBorgir
July 17th 2011

1334 Comments


rip

Pharoh
July 17th 2011

3326 Comments


wtf

"unsuccessful suicide attempt three days earlier which left him in a vegetative state. His family decided to unhook him from life support at 11am on Monday morning"


so his family gave up on him only after three days? Way to be optimistic...

Kris.
July 17th 2011

12152 Comments


vegetative state

what hope is there
lol

Dismantle
July 17th 2011

398 Comments


rip taji swada

InFiction
July 17th 2011

3638 Comments


Oh geez, that's awful.
Rest in Peace.

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sleepyhead
July 17th 2011

593 Comments


sucks. RIP

LG
July 17th 2011

3049 Comments


they just wanted the money

escalatortopurgatory
July 17th 2011

44 Comments


All of you saying "RIP" probably didn't know or care about this band. Way to feign sincerity you pricks.

Parallels
July 17th 2011

6640 Comments


: ( aw man sad day

bloc
July 17th 2011

34679 Comments


Will listen to IV song as tribute

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Dummit
July 18th 2011

342 Comments


'All of you saying "RIP" probably didn't know or care about this band. Way to feign sincerity you pricks.'


i dont think you know that this band is a pretty big deal on this site, bro.

Pharoh
July 18th 2011

3326 Comments


Couldnt they pull a Chi cheng? He's been in coma for like 3 years I think and they haven't pulled the plug on him.

Kris.
July 18th 2011

12152 Comments


chi didn't try and kill himself beforehand
if taiji got any better he'd probably try and off himself again
it's better to just ease his suffering

FearThyEvil
July 18th 2011

12280 Comments


I'll admit I never listened to this band at all but it's not wrong to show appreciation and feel sorrowful when an artist passes.

R.I.P.

Zion
July 18th 2011

812 Comments


X Japan has been one of my favorite bands for the last 8 years. This sucks hard.

ThePrisonGuard
July 18th 2011

234 Comments


One of my favorite acts from Japan. R.I.P.

climactic
July 18th 2011

18342 Comments


No official cause of death has been released


hari kari

beefshoes
July 18th 2011

2914 Comments


X Japan are in my top 10 bands of all time.
So lame.

MutnikSpusic
July 18th 2011

560 Comments


UGH RIP

BurnYourHouseDown
July 18th 2011

6 Comments


RIP Taiji. He had a hard life.

I love X, saw them a few weeks ago live and they were awesome. Not that it matters whether you liked them or not when someone dies.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2011

21576 Comments


RIP

"On July 11, 2011, Taiji was arrested for interference with a flight attendant due to an incident on an airplane en route from Japan to Saipan.[9][10] He faced federal charges in the United States for this.[9] On July 14, Taiji was rushed to an intensive care unit after attempting suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet in his detention cell,[10][11] which left him brain dead and on life support.[11][12][13] Taiji died on July 17 at 11 a.m., after his fiancée and mother agreed with his doctor to turn off his life support system.[13][14]"

fuck :/

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sleepyhead
July 18th 2011

593 Comments


"All of you saying "RIP" probably didn't know or care about this band. Way to feign sincerity you pricks."

legendary band, and i'm pretty sure most of Sputnik knows this. in any case, how the fuck is saying "RIP" insincere if you don't know them?


Xenophanes
Emeritus
July 18th 2011

10585 Comments


Inb4 Japan goes utterly apeshit like they did when the guitarist died.


Sad news though. Art of Life was fucking genius.

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fr33convict
July 18th 2011

11687 Comments


"All of you saying "RIP" probably didn't know or care about this band. Way to feign sincerity you pricks."

They're not only insanely well-known and respected on this site but they've also sold over 30 fucking million albums. Most of us here know and love them and its idiotic of you to assume otherwise.

Anyway, RIP. He was amazing.

Kris.
July 18th 2011

12152 Comments


he wasn't in the band for art of life dude left in 92

Ayon
July 18th 2011

160 Comments


X will always be one of the best metal bands. R.I.P. Taiji.

Greggers
July 18th 2011

2375 Comments


RIP

MisterSteel
July 18th 2011

453 Comments


Damn, this sucks bad. RIP. He was a great bassist too.

Ovrot
July 18th 2011

10468 Comments


RIP

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BurnedBlack606
July 19th 2011

407 Comments


"All of you saying "RIP" probably didn't know or care about this band. Way to feign sincerity you pricks."

Asshole, nothing wrong with showing some respect for the dead, whether you know them or not.

AlmightyHabeeb
July 19th 2011

108 Comments


RIP



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