By now, word of wowaka‘s death at the tender age of 31 has reached many a VOCALOID fan, and has shocked and saddened members of the community worldwide.
Nowhere else is this more apparent than on Twitter where the hashtag #wowakaさん is currently trending, and which fans are using in tweets expressing their grief as well as gratitude to the late producer. Below are just a few of the many beautiful tweets that fans have been making in the past day.
But it’s not just the fans who are mourning the loss of wowaka. Fellow producers who knew him personally and/or were greatly influenced by his music are now recalling their memories with wowaka and his songs.
Below are some of these tweets by other influential members of the VOCALOID community, reflecting on how wowaka has touched each of their lives.
Other signs of wowaka’s lasting influence can be seen on the Niconico daily VOCALOID video rankings, where wowaka’s songs occupy the top seven spots at the time of this writing:
We at VocaSphere will never forget the contributions to and influence that wowaka has had on the community, and will continue to do our part to preserve his memory. Rest in peace, wowaka.