Kyle Pavone, the lead singer of the metalcore band We Came as Romans, died as a result of drug abuse.
According to TMZ, the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office in Michigan is still unclear whether he suffered an overdose or another complication related to drugs. Final results from a toxicology report are expected to take about eight weeks.
Upon the news, the singer's loved ones released a statement on Friday via social media.
'On Saturday, August 25, we lost our son, our brother, our best friend, and bandmate to an accidental overdose. The opposite of addiction is connection. If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help.'
It's confirmed: We Came As Romans vocalist Kyle Pavone died from drug abuse; it's still not clear if it was an overdose or a complication related to drugs
Heartbreaking: Pavone's loved ones released a statement that states the death was a drug overdose; it also made a plea to fans dealing with drug abuse to get help
The statement also made a passionate plea to fans.
'Please take action, whether that is talking to your families or friends, meeting with a counselor, or joining a support group. If you are a friend or family member of someone who is struggling, do not be silent! If you are an artist in need of support through your struggle, we have created the Kyle Pavone Foundation in Kyle's honor, to help. We look forward to celebrating Kyle's life again at a public event in early October at the Fillmore in Detroit. Please join us to continue to support Kyle Pavone Foundation.org. Thank you.'
News of the Pavone's death was shared via his bandmates on social media Saturday. He was 28.
The Michigan group shared their grief, writing: 'Today music lost another great ... Kyle's tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates.'
'All are devastated by his passing. We will miss his smiles, his sincerity, his concern for others, and his impressive musical talent.
Tragic: Pavone's bandmates shared news of the singer's passing on Saturday.
Sad demise: Pavone, above in 2016, was rushed to the hospital last Sunday August 19, according to an insider who spoke to TMZ
Chilling: On August 19 Pavone posted lyrics from WCAR's 2017 track Promise Me on his Twitter
Pavone was rushed to a Michigan hospital Sunday August 19 and pronounced dead on Saturday August 25, according to someone close to the situation who spoke with TMZ.
Pavone posted lyrics from WCAR's 2017 track Promise Me on his Twitter the same day he overdosed. Chillingly the post read: 'Will i be remembered or will i be lost in loving eyes.'
People took to the social media platform to mourn the loss of the Troy, Michigan vocalist after news of his death emerged on Saturday.
Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauly posted the tribute: 'RIP @kylepavone. You were an energy all your own.'
Taylor Lumley, who is the guitarist of punk outfit Beartooth, tweeted: 'RIP @kylepavone, thankful for your friendship in life and glad we were able to share some truly fun and memorable times together.
Humble beginnings: We Came as Romans were formed in 2005 in Troy, Michigan; Kyle is pictured above in 2015
Condolences: Our Last Night artist Trevor Wentworth and Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauly posted tributes to the singer on Twitter along with Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley
'I’ll see you on the otherside, Here’s to hoping they’ll have a fresh copy of NHL for us to play together.'
Our Last Night artist Trevor Wentworth was taken aback, writing: 'Wow. RIP @kylepavone we were just talking a few days ago about writing some music together. F***.'
We Came As Roman's came onto the seen in the early 2010s, best known for their song Hope and I Knew You Were In Trouble.
They reached an all-time high of number eight on the Billboard 200 chart in 2013 with their LP Tracing Back Roots.
Music makers: We Came As Roman's came onto the seen in the early 2010s, best known for their song Hope and I Knew You Were In Trouble. Band pictured above in 2015
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1 September 2018