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Jasmine You

I just heard the news that the Jasmine You, the bassist of Versailles, passed away this morning. I'm... in shock. When I clicked the cut to the news post, I was expecting to hear the norm "bad news" for a Jrock band: they're going on hiatus, breaking up, something like that. Not that he's actually dead.

I've fallen mostly out of Jrock, but for a band I used to love dearly, and still enjoy, this is very, very heartbreaking. He wasn't my favorite member or anything like that, but I did love him, and had done so from his days in Hizaki Grace Project. He always seemed like such a beautiful and composed person. I used to have a video of him smiling and laughing and playing with other members of the band, and it made me happy, too,  to watch that. I don't know where it is anymore. I'll have to look for it later, but now, I have a hard time looking at him without crying.

I just hope he's been taken to a better place now. He deserves it. I sincerely wish his family and the rest of the band the best of luck in coping with his death.

Rest in peace, Jasmine You.

You won't be forgotten.


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Aug. 10th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
You summed it up perfectly.

I regret not following the band more closely. In retrospect I guess it would have just made it harder. I did still enjoy their music a lot, even after I didn't listen to much Jrock anymore.

It's just too sad.
Aug. 10th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I had been meaning to watch one of their most recent PVs when I heard it was released-- but I never did. And now I think it would hurt too much to watch.

It really is.
Aug. 10th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)

Same here.

I know.
Aug. 10th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)

I see.

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