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Matt Roberts, Former 3 Doors Down Guitarist, Dies at 38

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:10 PM PDT, August 20, 2016
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Matt Roberts, former guitarist of the alternative rock band 3 Doors Down, has died, according to TMZ. He was 38.  

While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, reports have circulated that Roberts died in the early hours of Saturday morning. Roberts' father, Darrell, claims he last saw his son after a rehearsal that ended at 1 a.m. on Saturday. Roberts was expected to perform at a charity event just outside of Wisconsin later that night.

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Roberts was an original member of 3 Doors Down, along with Brad Arnold and Todd Harrell; the three formed the group in 1996.  Four years ago, Roberts left the band due to health issues concerning blood circulation.

The loss has been devastating for fans of Roberts and the band, many of whom have taken to social media to express their grief.

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