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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Atsushi Sakurai of BUCK-TICK passes away at the age of 57


The world of music is mourning the loss of Atsushi Sakurai, the iconic vocalist of BUCK-TICK, who passed away at the age of 57 on October 19th. Atsushi's untimely departure has deeply saddened his devoted fans and the music community.

During a live concert at KT Zepp Yokohama, Atsushi fell ill and was rushed to the hospital. Tragically, at 11:09 PM, he succumbed to a brainstem hemorrhage.

The official announcement on the BUCK-TICK website included details of a private family service and expressed deep gratitude to fans while kindly requesting that expressions of condolences and offerings be respectfully declined.

Atsushi had celebrated his 35th anniversary in the music industry this year, marked by a hometown concert in Gunma Music Center in September. Under his charismatic leadership, BUCK-TICK promised more remarkable music and performances.

While the news is fresh, plans for a gathering to remember Atsushi's contributions to music are in motion.

Atsushi Sakurai's sudden loss leaves a void. He was a musical luminary whose impact extended far beyond the stage. His spirit and talent will continue to resonate through the songs and performances that touched countless hearts over the years.

Our condolences go out to Atsushi's family, friends, and all touched by his music during this time of profound grief. Atsushi Sakurai's legacy as a true rock icon will endure, remembered with deep respect and affection.

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