We Came As Romans Singer Kyle Pavone Dead At 28

Kyle Pavone, singer and keyboardist for Michigan metalcore act We Came as Romans, has died. Pavone was 28. Details have yet to been released on the cause of death, but the band issued the following statement via social media:

“Today, music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans. 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. In lieu of flowers, we will provide information regarding charity donations this coming week. The family and the band wish to thank their fans and the music community for all of their love and support as they navigate their grief.”

Pavone joined We Came as Romans in 2008, as clean vocalist and keyboardist, ahead of their 2009 debut record To Plant a Seed. Pavone appeared on each of the melodic metalcore act’s subsequent studio albums: Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be (2011), Tracing Back Roots (2013), We Came As Romans (2015) and last year’s Cold Like War.

Fans and friends of the group poured into the replies with condolences in light of Pavone’s passing. Among the mourners were fellow musicians who worked with or encountered Pavone over the years.

“I’m so sad to read this,” wrote Stevie Aiello, touring member of 30 Seconds to Mars and We Came As Romans collaborator. “It was a pleasure getting to work with him and know him for a brief time. He was a talented and nice guy. My thoughts are with you guys and Kyle’s family, friends, and fans.”

Sleep With Sirens drummer Gabe Barham added, “So sorry guys. I love you so much!”

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