Former first gen member of Morning Musume, Iida Kaori's son has passed away at just 6 months old. Though the information was released yesterday, he died on July 27, 2008 due to renal failure.
This is a truly tough time in Iida's life. She is a very strong woman to be able to have this information revealed to the masses. My deepest condolences go out to her. I do hope she tries to have another child again because I am sure she would make a great mom. She said she is going to remain positive for her son and is going to return working. I wish her the best in life.
On Hello-online.org you can read translated blog entries of Yaguchi Mari, Nakazawa Yuko, and others for their statments on such a tragic event.