Former X Japan star Taiji Sawada has died.
The 45-year-old bassist died in hospital on Sunday (17Jul11).
Sawada quit the group in 1992.
His death came three days after he reportedly tried to kill himself while he was being detained after allegedly assaulting a female member of a Delta Airline Flight 298 crew, which was en route to Saipan from Tokyo.
Sawada reportedly punched a window on the plane and kicked the seat in front of him.
The rocker was taken to hospital after hanging himself with a bed sheet.