RIP Hiroyuki Oze

» 05 February 2010 » In npb »

Orix Buffaloes infielder Hiroyuki Oze has shockingly died. The 24 year-old fell from the second floor at the hotel he was staying at in Miyakojima, Okinawa. Nikkan Sports and others are speculating that this could have been a suicide, though details are still unavailable.

Last year I wrote a post like this about Nick Adenhart. I hope this is the last time I write about this type of news.


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  1. Patrick
    05/02/2010 at 4:24 pm Permalink

    RIP Oze san!

  2. Patrick
    07/02/2010 at 5:31 pm Permalink

    I thought it was the 10th story, not the 2nd. Did I read that wrong?


    From the front page of Nikkan Sports on February 6, 2010:

    … 到着した救急隊が2階部分の屋根で、あおむけの状態で血を荒らしている小瀬伊選手を発見、死亡を確認した。…

    … 11階建てホテルの上階から飛び降り自殺したとみて、詳しい状況を調べている。

    I interpret that as saying that the emergency crew went up to the second floor roof to have a look at the source of blood flow (reported from a hotel staff member) and discovered Oze’s body. It is believed that he committed suicide after having leaped from the upper floors of the 11 story building. I don’t remember where, but I recall reading that it was most likely the 10th story he leaped from.

  3. Patrick
    07/02/2010 at 6:24 pm Permalink

    No, of course not:

    Here’s the article I used:


    I must have read through that too quickly. It says his body was found on above the 2nd floor, but doesn’t specify what floor he fell from.