Famous for his pink hair, which earned him the nickname 'Pink Spider'.
Commited suicide May 2nd, 1998, leaving thousands of fans, a few of which attempted suicide too.
His name is alway lowercased.
hide was an awesome guitarist.
2: Long live the Pink Spider!
He achieved godly status with many in Japan and all over Asia. Over 70,000 people attended his funeral and a museum was built in his honour.
Apart from X Japan, he also formed the band Yokosuka Saver Tiger, took part in an American collaboration, Zilch, was a part of hide with Spread Beaver, and had a successful solo career.