A Tragic Loss for the Music Community
On August 25, 2018, the music world was shocked and saddened by the news of Kyle Pavone’s death. The 28-year-old singer and keyboardist of the metalcore band We Came As Romans passed away in a hospital in Michigan after being found unresponsive in his home a week earlier. According to his bandmates and family, Pavone’s cause of death was an accidental overdose of drugs.
Pavone was a beloved member of the band and the metal and hardcore scene, known for his charismatic personality, his musical talent, and his friendship with his fans and peers. He joined We Came As Romans in 2008, replacing former vocalist Chris Moore, and appeared on all five of their studio albums, including their latest, Cold Like War, released in 2017. He also contributed to the band’s lyrics, often writing about personal struggles and hopes for a better future.
The Kyle Pavone Foundation: A Legacy of Hope and Connection
In the wake of Pavone’s death, his bandmates and family decided to honor his memory and his passion for music by creating the Kyle Pavone Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide support and resources for musicians and artists who are struggling with mental health issues, addiction, or other challenges that may affect their well-being and creativity. The foundation also aims to raise awareness and education about the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of seeking help and connection.
The foundation’s motto is “The opposite of addiction is connection”, a phrase that Pavone’s bandmates shared in their statement announcing his cause of death. They urged anyone who is feeling disconnected or lost to take action and reach out to their families, friends, counselors, or support groups. They also encouraged artists who are in need of assistance to contact the foundation and benefit from its programs and services.
The foundation has also organized several events and initiatives to celebrate Pavone’s life and legacy, such as a public memorial concert in Detroit in October 2018, featuring performances by We Came As Romans and other bands that Pavone was close with, such as Memphis May Fire, For Today, and The Word Alive. The foundation also launched a scholarship fund for aspiring musicians and artists who want to pursue their dreams and passions.
Remembering Kyle Pavone: A Talented and Kind-Hearted Soul
Kyle Pavone’s death was a tragic loss for the music community and for everyone who knew and loved him. He was a talented and kind-hearted soul who touched many lives with his music and his personality. He was a loyal friend, a loving son, a devoted brother, and a passionate artist. He was also a fighter who battled with his demons and tried to overcome them.
Pavone’s legacy lives on through his music, his foundation, and his fans, who continue to honor him and support his cause. He will always be remembered as a shining star in the metal and hardcore scene, and as a source of inspiration and hope for many. As he wrote in one of his lyrics, “Will I be remembered or will I be lost in loving eyes?” The answer is clear: Kyle Pavone will never be forgotten.