On January 10th, it was belatedly announced that 4-member rock band Pay money To my Pain's vocalist K (aka Goto Kei) passed away in the morning of December 30th of 2012, due to acute heart failure.
Below is the announcement released on the band's official site.
Kei Goto (as known as K) who is a vocalist of Pay money To my Pain has passed away early December 30th, 2012 due to acute heart failure in his home in Yokohama. He has been loved by so many people since the bandís debut as we all know.
He was only 31 years old, and it was too soon to leave us.
The funeral service is held only in close relatives with the intention of the bereaved.
With poor physical condition due to a mental disease, there were a few times when K suffered very much.
In June, he was hospitalized and there was a time that he could not perform as he intended to do so. After a long fight, he got his potential back. In summer of 2012, PTP performed with their full power, and their own event HOUSE OF CHAOS was a astonishing live show. However, in October, K was hospitalized again, and the band declared an activity stop. K was facing the disease and going on a rehab. We are planning to meet up this year and just about to talk about what we can do this year with the band.
We are all confused and deeply grieved.
K had the strength and delicacy at the same time. Clumsy and people are confused by him,
but he was a man who can think about others a lot, and was a beloved man.
We deeply hope that he is in heaven now and hanging out with the friends up there drinking.
Thank you for supporting K.
We will held a time for you fans soon.
As for now, we are planning to release a brand new album with some songs that K has recorded before his death.
At the end, we apologize that we could not inform you sooner. A judicial autopsy took time due to the holiday season. [sic]
January 10th, 2013
On PTP's official site, there are also the members' messages toward K both in Japanese and English.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
Source & Image: Pay money To my Pain official site