The metalcore community have woken up to the tragic news of the passing of We Came As Romans frontman Kyle Pavone who passed away at age 28, way to young in my eyes. The clean singing vocalist was loved by fans whom he adored in return ever since joining the band in 2008. The band confirmed the devastating news on their social media accounts ending their statement with lyrics to the band’s song ‘Promise Me‘ off their 2017 album Cold Like War and one of the last tweets the musician put out earlier this week.
Will i be remembered or will i be lost in loving eyes
— • D O N • S O L O • (@kylepavone) August 18, 2018
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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?”
While the cause of death is still unknown, as it is still very early days, fans and fellow musicians have shared their support for the singer’s family, friends, band mates and fans.
Sending all of @wecameasromans and there friends and family love! Im so sorry for you loss 🖤
— Sam Carter (@samarchitects) August 25, 2018
We were so fortunate to come to know Kyle Pavone over our tour with @wecameasromans in Europe this year. We will remember him as kindhearted, hilarious and full of talent and energy, someone we admired since we were high-schoolers but who welcomed us all as equals.
— P O L A R I S (@PolarisAus) August 25, 2018
RIP @kylepavone … gone too soon. We were just talking about Fortnite tactics a few weeks ago at @InkcarFestival … didn’t know that would be the last time i would see you. My love and thoughts are with all the WCAR dudes and kyle’s friends and family 💔💔💔
— Alan Ashby (@AlanAshby) August 25, 2018
Love ya Kyle. Thank you for letting me be a fucking goof ball with you. So thankful for the years of friendship, and the thousands of laughs ❤️ RIP my friend pic.twitter.com/7jtjk5xPVF
— Ryan Neff (@whosryanneff) August 25, 2018
Damn.. rest easy @kylepavone – Way too young. 😔
— Alexander Shelnutt (@AlexShelnutt) August 25, 2018
I know I’m a nobody in comparison to those who were closer to him, but I wanted to share my encounter when I got the chance to interview Kyle and band mate Dave Stephens at The Triffid on In Hearts Wake‘s Skydancer Tour in 2015.
I recall I had just moved to Brisbane and was going through a really rough patch in my life, I had no direction, was lacking purpose and the ability to think straight as I was struggling severely with depression and anxiety, literally to the point where I didn’t want to leave the house, but an opportunity arose to interview the guys while they were in Brisbane to I took up the offer and have to say, hands down, it was one of the best experiences I had at the time during an interview.
I was nervous as hell but Kyle sat and had a chat with me before to calm the nerves and help to get my head straight and clear. We spoke about the band’s tour and their love for Australia before the interview took place, in which the topic of discussion was their 2015 debut album which was set for release a few months later. The guys also discussed their cover of Taylor Swift‘s song ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ which launched them on a global scale and became a set favourite for years to come. During the interview, several fans had gathered around the table eagerly waiting to chat to the guys and after we had wrapped it all up and got a happy snap, Kyle stuck around to greet fans and take selfies. He always took the time to address and talk to his loyal fan base, regardless of time constraints. Revisit that interview here if you’re up for it.
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Rest In Peace