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Loudness drummer dead :(

Postby MetalHead » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:01 pm

Loudness drummer Munetaka Higuchi died at a hospital in Osaka at 10am on November 30. Higuti had been battling liver cancer since being diagnosed in April of this year.

In April, Munetaka Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cell cancer which caused a temporary halt to the band, as he concentrated on treatment. An abnormality was found in the liver and he was hospitalized on April 7, as more tests were conducted. After chemotherapy treatment and an operation to remove part of his liver, sadly he lost the battle with cancer.

Loudness vocalist Akira Takasaki confirmed Higuchi's death through a short post at http://www. akiratakasaki. com.

On October 16th Higuchi released a statement through the official Loudness site (http://www. loudness. jp) in which he said he was sorry for causing friends and fans to worry.
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Re: Loudness drummer dead :(

Postby SDBinNY » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:39 pm

RIP Munetaka.
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Re: Loudness drummer dead :(

Postby frethead » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:03 pm

The best go quickly. May you rest peacefully, Munetaka
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Re: Loudness drummer dead :(

Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:23 pm

Awesome "thunderous" Metal drummer Munetaka of LOUDNESS. My heart goes out to his music colleges that he'd worked with for "neon years"...'their an masterpiece Classic Hard Rock/Metal band that opened up many doors for other great talents from Japan. Heartfelt condolences to the Munetaka Family may your hearts be enraptured in a healing embrace and "thanks" for bringing such a spectacular son into the World. Godbless & Peace.

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