Goto Maki’s mother passes away

Several news sources have reported that former Morning Musume member and avex soloist Goto Maki’s mother, Goto Tokiko (55),  has passed away in the early hours of this morning. News sources report that she fell from the 3rd floor balcony of her house while under the influence of alcohol.

This is very sad news and my condolences go out to Goto Maki and her family.


The below news report speculates that the death may have been suicide though this is only speculation – the report says that there were hints just before the incident that Tokiko was considering suicide.