The Jakarta Post
Female idol group JKT48 (JKT48 Facebook/File)
Indonesia Twitter users have been expressing their deep condolences on social media, following news about the passing of Inao Jiro, one of the general managers of female idol group JKT48.
“We’re truly sorry to hear about the passing of JKT48 Operation Team, Mr. Jiro Inao,” one of JKT48’s fan websites JKT48Stuff tweeted. “We'd really appreciate it if JKT48 fans don't create further speculation or accusations in regards to the circumstances surrounding his death as we can’t even begin to fathom what his family is going through right now.”
We're truly sorry to hear of the loss of JKT48 OT's Mr. Jiro Inao. We extend our most sincere condolences to all the affected parties.— JKT48Stuff (@jkt48stuff) March 21, 2017
We really appreciate if JKT48 fans in general could prevent themselves from creating further speculations or accusations in regards (1)— JKT48Stuff (@jkt48stuff) March 22, 2017
...to the circumstances surrounding Mr. Jiro Inao's death as we can’t even begin to fathom what his family are going through right now. (2)— JKT48Stuff (@jkt48stuff) March 22, 2017
Meanwhile, Berita Harian JKT48 Twitter account said that Inao Jiro was “someone who was really important in JKT48’s career.” “[We] hope he rests in peace,” they added.
[UPDATE] Turut Berduka Cita Atas Meninggalnya GM Jiro Inao "Orang Yang Sangat Berjasa Dalam Karir JKT48" Semoga Beliau Tenang Dialam Sana pic.twitter.com/rhu45hc9UR— BERITA HARIAN JKT48 (@InfoHarianJKT48) March 22, 2017
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Netizens also used hashtags, such as #RIPJiroSanGMKT48, #JiroArigatou (thank you Jiro) and #terimakasihJiro on Twitter. Some also changed their Twitter profile picture with Inao Jiro's photo.
Bakal Kangen pengumuman2 dari Alm.Jiro Inao . gak tau siapa yang akan ganti ketika ada announcement 😭😭— Wota Think (@WotaThink) March 22, 2017
Not a fan of JKT48, but deep condolence to the whole JKT48 team. RIP Inao Jiro— Linkan Letlora (@linkanletlora) March 22, 2017
Japanese citizen Inao Jiro was found dead in his house in Pondok Aren, South Tangerang, on Tuesday, March 22. According to Tribunnews.com, the cause of his death was suicide by hanging. His family had taken him to a hospital in Bintaro, Tangerang, however, he was not able to be saved. (asw)