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.
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.
Wow!!! Sad...another one lost. The struggle is real. https://t.co/uL22uLrxZR— Paul Phillips (@PaulJPhillips) August 20, 2016
Damn. Wake up from a nap to hear of Matt Roberts passing. Love you brother. Have a good journey— Jasin O'Neil Todd (@jasintodd) August 20, 2016
Rest In Peace Matt... My heart goes out to the Roberts Family, and all of @3doorsdown— Brent Smith (@TheBrentSmith) August 20, 2016
My heart goes out to Matt Roberts and family .... 3 Doors Down will always be my family and people I care about. What a tragic loss ....RIP— Zach Myers (@ZMyersOfficial) August 20, 2016