We Came as Romans Singer's Cause of Death Revealed, Foundation Formed in Memory | Revolver

We Came as Romans Singer's Cause of Death Revealed, Foundation Formed in Memory

Kyle Pavone died of accidental overdose says statement issued by band's representative
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Kyle Pavone performing with We Came as Romans, Chicago, 2016
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We Came as Romans' singer Kyle Pavone's cause of death has been revealed to have been the result of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement issued by the band.

"On Saturday, August 25, we lost our son, our brother, our best friend, and bandmate to an accidental overdose," the statement begins.

Pavone was 28 at the time of his death. To commemorate his memory and help others struggling with addiction, donations are now being accepted through the Kyle Pavone Foundation. Proceeds from the foundation will go toward aiding artists in their search for treatment and healing.

"The opposite of addiction is connection," the statement continues. "If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help. 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!"

Pavone's life will be celebrated at a public memorial event at the Fillmore in Detroit in early October.

If you or someone you know needs help with addiction and are able, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or the Drug Abuse Hotline