Recently, the world has been shocked by the suicides of some of the biggest names in the music industry. Chris Cornell committed suicide in recent months as did Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.
Now, another music band is dealing with suicide after their drummer took his own life. The Phoenix based rock band, Anarbor, announced the sad news over the weekend.
"On behalf of Anarbor and The Hedstrom Family, we regret to inform you that Tyler, our drummer and friend, took his life this week. We are devastated," they wrote. "Tyler was 17, a gifted and magnificent musician and an inspiration to all of us. He was changing how we approached our live show, how we approached music and most of all how we approached people. You made us a better band, you made all of us better people."
The band used the tragedy to bring awareness to suicide and the many lives it touches with each tragedy. They also wrote about how even in his death, Tyler will still be helping people.
"Tyler, we miss you, everyone does, you became part of another family when you joined the band, a music family that stretches across the world, and we are all here for you," Anarbor continued in their announcement. "You don’t know this yet, but you’re helping so many people right now with your story, it’s invaluable the effect you had on us, your family and people around you, and this won’t stop, you’re here forever with us."
The band has released 8 albums since it began in 2003. Their hit song, "Let the Games Begin" has been featured on ESPN's "Sports Center" and other various sports T.V. shows.
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