NAGANO (Kyodo) Musician Kazuhiko Kato, founder of the internationally successful Sadistic Mika Band from the 1970s, was found hanged at a hotel in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, on Saturday, police said.

Local police said that Kato, 62, was a guest at the hotel and probably committed suicide, adding that an apparent suicide note was found in the room.

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