Kaori Kawamura, a Japanese pop musician, died from breast cancer on July 28th. In 2004, she had surgery on her left breast, and had a period of remission until 2008.
She was half Russian and half Japanese. She debuted on TV with her first song “ ZOO” (written by Jinsei Tsuji) when she was only seventeen years old. The year was 1988. Her boyish face and style quickly got the young people’s attention in Harajuku as her ‘boy’ style took central stage in this place where fashion always happens first.
She suddenly disappeared from the entertainment industry five years later when she was 22 years old in a bout of angst and retaliation of being the constant “it” girl. But she kept on singing with her rock band “SORROW.”