TRIGGER WARNING: The following article discusses suicide.
US rockers Anarbor have made the devastating announcement that their 17-year-old drummer Tyler Hedstrom has passed away.
The band, who last toured Australia in 2013 as part of Vans Warped Tour, took to Facebook to share the heartbreaking news that the talented teen and relatively new addition to their lineup took his own life earlier this week.
“We are devastated,” they write. “Tyler was 17, a gifted and magnificent musician and an inspiration to all of us. He was changing how we approached our live show, how we approached music and most of all how we approached people. You made us a better band, you made all of us better people.”
Their statement continues: “Tyler, we miss you, everyone does, you became part of another family when you joined the band, a music family that stretches across the world, and we are all here for you. You don’t know this yet, but you’re helping so many people right now with your story, it’s invaluable the effect you had on us, your family and people around you, and this won’t stop, you’re here forever with us.
“We will be making efforts to combat what’s happening right now by spreading Tyler’s story with you and everyone supporting Tyler. The music community has been hit by this tragedy way too often.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Tyler’s family pay for funeral services, which fans can donate to here.
And guys, if you’re suffering from depression or any other mental health issues please, please get some help.