We regret to report that Kyle Pavone, co-vocalist for Michigan based metalcore outfit We Came As Romans, tragically passed away yesterday (August 25th 2018) at the age of 28.
The news of his untimely passing was confirmed in a post made by the band on their social media accounts, through which they provided the following statement.
— We Came As Romans (@wecameasromans) August 25, 2018
“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 be providing 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.
‘Will I Be Remembered or Will I Be Lost in Loving Eyes?'”
The closing line of the band’s statement is a lyric taken from their song ‘Promise Me’, and is also one of final tweets that Pavone sent before his passing.
Will i be remembered or will i be lost in loving eyes
— • D O N • S O L O • (@kylepavone) August 18, 2018
At the time of writing, it is uncertain as to what was the cause of Kyle Pavone‘s death, though TMZ are reporting (here) that close sources state he was “transported to a Michigan hospital on August 19 and pronounced dead Saturday morning.”
Pavone joined We Came As Romans a decade ago back in 2008, and featured on all five of their studio albums, the latest being last year’s ‘Cold Like War’.
He also featured ‘Dreams’, the second of their two 2008 self-released EPs.
Since his death, many other peers, musicians, friends, and fans in the community have shared their condolences.
RIP @kylepavone. You were an energy all your own.
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) August 25, 2018
— blessthefall (@blessthefall) August 25, 2018
So Saddened to wake up to the news about @kylepavone passing. My heart goes out to his family and all the @wecameasromans guys. Kyle was a great dude, and made me laugh every time I hung out with him. You’ll be missed bro, rest easy.
— Jake Pitts (@JakePittsBVB) August 25, 2018
REST UP KYLE PAVONE THIS IS WHY WE GOTTA LISTEN, BE AWARE & TRY AND HELP ALL FRIENDS BATTLING ADDICTION WECAR DID A INTERVENTION FOR ME ON 2013 WARPED TOUR ILL NEVER FORGET HOW KIND ALL OF THEM TREATED ME IM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
— YUNG YOGI (@RealYungYogi) August 25, 2018
All the love in the world to the Pavone’s and the entire WCAR family. RIP Kyle ? https://t.co/PvRrhFZlIg
— Like Moths to Flames (@LMTF) August 25, 2018
RIP Kyle Pavone! Breaks my heart to hear the news!
— michael bohn (@therettes) August 25, 2018
. @kylepavone could make anybody laugh on their worst days and that was his greatest talent most will never get to know.
He was much more than a singer to us, and I wish he was here to share what he’d been working on with the world.
We will never forget you, thank you brother. pic.twitter.com/sp1YGQgRD2
— TELLE SMITH (@tellesmith) August 25, 2018
Rest In Peace @kylepavone. I’m devastated…… You always brought great energy to any room you were in.
You will be greatly missed ?
— BONE CREW OUT NOW ☠️ (@FRONZ1LLA) August 25, 2018
We here at DEAD PRESS! offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kyle Pavone‘s family, friends, bandmates, and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.
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