Content warning: this article discusses mental health and substance abuse.
The world is still mourning the loss of We Came As Romans’ frontman Kyle Pavone, who passed away last week at the age of 28.
While at the time no cause of death was publicly confirmed, Pavone’s bandmates have since released a statement saying that Pavone died due to an accidental overdose.
As reported by Consequence of Sound, the band put out an official press statement.
“On Saturday, August 25, we lost our son, our brother, our best friend, and bandmate to an accidental overdose,” the statement reads.
“The opposite of addiction is connection. If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help. 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 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 KylePavoneFoundation.org. Thank you.”
TMZ is reporting that a toxicology report is being conducted, and will take up to eight weeks.
Rest in Peace, Kyle Pavone.