We Came as Romans Singer Kyle Pavone Died From Drug Overdose
By Desiree Murphy & Liz Calvario
Kyle Pavone, the lead singer from the metalcore band We Came as Romans, died on Saturday at the age of 28 from a drug overdose.
The singer's family released a statement on Friday thanking fans for their support during this difficult time, as well as sharing that they created The Kyle Pavone Foundation in his honor.
“On Saturday, August 25, we lost our son, our brother, our best friend, and bandmate to an accidental overdose. The opposite of addiction is connection. If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help," the statement, which was given to ET by the band's rep, reads. "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 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 Kyle Pavone Foundation.org. Thank you.”
On Saturday, We Came as Romans announced Pavone's tragic death in a statement posted to their social media accounts.
“Today music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans," the statement read. "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."
"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," the statement continued.
Saddened by the passing of @kylepavone. I will always remember the big smiles and warm greetings whenever we would run into each other. You will be missed but our memories of great times will live on 💔
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 💔💔💔