There is a level of grief that death brings, and a certain level of needed respect and solidarity.
That is why, with very heavy heart, Shattered-Tranquility must announce the death of Yuuze (formerly known as Shin during the beginning of his career) the sound programmer and bassist know for his work with E’m~grief~, LA VALLIERE, CANARY, and as the support bassist for JUKA’s solo career.
Unfortunately, Yuuze passed away on February 15th and was buried surrounded by his close friends and loved ones soon after. Because of this, fans and those within the industry were unable to say their goodbyes.
There will be a special memorial flower event for Yuuze at SHINJUKU BIRTH on April 26th.
Yuuze, whose real name was Kubota Kei, was only 35. He had spent his entire adult live within the Visual Kei scene, having began his work with LA VALLIERE in 1997, at the age of 17. During his career, Yuuze was known as a brilliant composer and musician, regularly playing bass, guitar, as well as the technical sound programming for his bands.
His last band, E’m~grief~, performed their last live on December 29th, 2010. After, Yuuze did not resurface into the industry as a musician, but was known for his work behind the scenes.
Fans were informed of Yuuze’s untimely death late last night by former friend and musician, SORA. The following was posted on SORA’s ameblo, which has been translated by Shattered-Tranquility’s Shannon.
We bear sad news today to supporters of Vice†risk/La’miss†fairy/E’m～grief～/LA VALLIERE/CANARY’s Shin/Yuuze.
On February 15th, 2014 Shin/Yuuze (Kubota Kei, age 35) passed away.
According to the wishes of his family, only close relatives were present at his funeral.
However, we have an announcement for all of those who supported him while he was alive.
We are very sorry for such a late announcement.
To all supporters and those involved, we are extremely grateful for your kindness and understanding.
From Shin/Yuuze’s relatives, staff, and members of Vice†risk/La’miss†fairy/E’m～grief～/LA VALLIERE/CANARY/SORA/ATSUSHI
-Flower Offering Ceremony Announcement-
The following is a list of details on the flower offering ceremony for Shin/Yuuze who passed away this February 15th, 2014.
Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 2-24-3 Kowa Bldg 2F
Members and staff of Vice†risk/La’miss†fairy/E’m～grief～/LA VALLIERE/CANARY/SORA/ATSUSHI
Offerings will be made in the order of first arrival.
Please wear regular clothing.
Open to the public. (Free of charge)
-In order to prevent name misspellings or mispronunciations, we ask that you please fax your flower offering requests to the following:
City Hall Eda (Shinagawa Memorial Services)
Hours of operation: 9:00～17:00
The band member we had plans to continue activities with is gone.
I have known him for over ten years.
I am sorry that our parting and my life from now on has to be this way.
I am grieving, but I will send him off properly.
I hope that those who knew him while he was alive or even those who knew by seeing this will listen to his music.
His music expressed his love of human nature.
I hope you will attend this event.
Fans who would like to say your goodbyes, please make sure to attend the event. Those who cannot attend, please feel free to share your memories of Yuuze here.
Source: Sora’s Ameblo