We Came As Romans clean vocalist Kyle Pavone passed away at the age of 28. The band released a statement over the scene’s tragic loss as family, friends, and fans remembered Pavone for his infectious energy and genuine sincerity.
Fellow musicians quickly took to social media following his passing to pay tribute to the vocalist and offer their condolences to WCAR and Pavone’s family.
rest in power @kylepavone
we will miss your energy on stage and the friendship and comradery you spread in the parking lots of Warped Tour.
? @ashleyosborn#foreverwarped #wecameasromans pic.twitter.com/bgQosLpYj3
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) August 25, 2018
Alan Ashby, Of Mice & Men
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 ???
— Alan Ashby (@AlanAshby) August 25, 2018
Jim Hocking, For The Fallen Dreams
We first hung out while our bands were on different tours in the same city, so your whole band came to our show and we partied until morning. Whenever we were home at the same time, I would come to Detroit just to hang. One of my few band friends I would go out of my way to see off tour. You brought me into your circle when mine was dwindling, introduced me to people I still call friends. You took me to my first and only Red Wings game knowing full well I didn't really care who won, but I loved it anyway; just like you would talk my ear off about every team and player and coach like I knew what the hell you were saying, but I let you because your passion for sports was so amazing to see. We barely had anything in common other than the fact we were in bands, but we still somehow stayed up countless nights talking until the sun came up. You introduced me to your brother, Conner, my best man, business partner, and now lifelong friend and brother. I don't listen to electronic music or dance, but that didn't stop me and Conner from KILLING the dancefloor whenever you would DJ. I will never be able to repay you for all of the goodness you brought into my life, and I could write a novel about all of our good times. I will cherish every moment we shared. I will miss you dearly. I love you, Kyle.
Aaron Pauley, Of Mice & Men
RIP @kylepavone. You were an energy all your own.
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) August 25, 2018
— Luke Holland (@LukeHolland) August 25, 2018
RIP @kylepavone, thankful for your friendship in life and glad we were able to share some truly fun and memorable times together.
I’ll see you on the otherside, Here’s to hoping they’ll have a fresh copy of NHL for us to play together. ❤️
— Taylor Lumley (@tlums) August 25, 2018
Spencer Chamberlain, Underoath
My heart goes out to everyone in the @wecameasromans camp.
A little over a week ago we shared some laughs and shared the stage together…this band even took me (sleepwave) out on tour at my lowest point in my life…they all treated me so well..I’m at a loss for words
— Spencer Chamberlain (@wschamberlain) August 25, 2018
Andrew McGuire, Afterlife
Can’t even imagine the loss of a band member. Thoughts are with the WCAR team today. ? https://t.co/i5vddnRFsm
— Andrew McGuire (@AndrewMcGuire_) August 25, 2018
Spencer Charnas, Ice Nine Kills
— Spencer Charnas (@SpencerICE9K) August 25, 2018
Call It Home
Today the world of music lost a great talent. From the start of this band, and still to this day, We Came As Romans has served as a big influence on all of us. RIP Kyle Pavone. pic.twitter.com/tlp8DC1hLv
— Call It Home (@Callithomeny) August 25, 2018
Brandon Elgar, Palisades
— b. (@BrandonElgar) August 25, 2018
Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria
We have shared countless tours and stages. We have shared countless memories. Our bands came up in this “scene” together. I can’t believe Kyle is gone. I just saw you. This is unreal to me. Rest easy my friend. This one is really close to home ?
— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) August 25, 2018
Aaron Rosa, Palisades
R.I.P Kyle Pavone. My deepest condolences to the WCAR family today, they have been nothing but good to us.
— Aaron Rosa (@IamAaronrosa) August 25, 2018
Lou Miceli Jr, Palisades
Rest In Peace Kyle. Thankyou for everything.
— Lou Miceli Jr (@LouMiceliJr) August 25, 2018
Joshua Moore, We Came As Romans
I love this picture so much because it shows you how I’ll always remember you. The craziest, goofiest, most funny and lovable kid.
I miss you so much. https://t.co/LtgrA3klLm
— joshua moore (@awesomejoshua) August 25, 2018
Andy Biersack, Black Veil Brides
RIP Kyle, sending love to his family, friends and band mates in this devastating time. While we didn’t know one another very well, I will say that he always went out of his way to be tremendously kind to me every time our paths crossed over the years on tour etc. A tragic loss ? https://t.co/GhViyptITd
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) August 25, 2018
Elijah Witt, Cane Hill
WCAR were one of the first bands I listened to from this scene. They inspired me to play shows and try to be something.
Thank you for everything you didn’t know you helped me with, Kyle.
— JESUS CHRIST (@elijahwitt) August 25, 2018
Telle Smith, The Word Alive
I’ve been thinking about what I would say since yesterday and while it’s devastating to know you’re gone I’m so happy…
. @kylepavone could make anybody laugh on their worst days and that was his greatest talent most will never get to know.
He was much more than a singer to us, and I wish he was here to share what he’d been working on with the world.
We will never forget you, thank you brother. pic.twitter.com/sp1YGQgRD2
— TELLE SMITH (@tellesmith) August 25, 2018
Landon Tewers, The Plot In You
You were such a kind and caring man. Will never forget you pal. Love you so much. pic.twitter.com/7JgZixnS8d
— Landon Tewers (@Landontours) August 25, 2018
Kyle was a friend and collaborator. What a talent and loss for the world. You are missed. https://t.co/x3I2s6SeoZ
— John Feldmann (@JohnFeldy) August 25, 2018
Andrew Velasquez, Crown The Empire
RIP gangster https://t.co/sepWZjAocZ
— Slump King (@AndrewCTE) August 25, 2018
Rest In Peace @kylepavone. I’m devastated…… You always brought great energy to any room you were in.
You will be greatly missed ?
— BONE CREW OUT NOW ☠️ (@FRONZ1LLA) August 25, 2018
Jayden Panessa, SYLAR
Rest easy, Kyle. Life is really, really crazy. Hadn’t seen you in a bit, but knew you for over 7 years. My condolences to the @wecameasromans boys, and family. Will always remember your humor. https://t.co/Z74a8yFgQQ
— Jayden Panesso (@JaydenPanesso) August 25, 2018
Tyler Carter, ISSUES
Sorry you’re gone Kyle. Too young man, we have seen less of each other these days, but you were always a true friend and brother to everyone that had the chance to hang. One of the few first tours of my career were with WCAR, you never didn’t have a smile on your face. ?
— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) August 25, 2018
Shane Told, Silverstein
Well put Aaron. RIP ? https://t.co/h8gwk5dmBt
— Shanathan Toldathon (@shanetold) August 25, 2018
Brian Burkheiser, I Prevail
I only got to tour with Kyle for a short while, but from the interactions I had with him he came off as such a positive and fun loving guy. His voice and the music he was a part of will carry on long after today. Prayers out to all the guys in WCAR and to his family. https://t.co/0szde0V0Qd
— Brian Burkheiser (@Bri_Prevail) August 25, 2018
Sending my love to Kyle’s family, friends and band mates in this very difficult time. Truly a tragic loss? https://t.co/n04IrGVMBc
— Juliet Simms (@JulietSimmsALL) August 25, 2018
Jack Fowler, Sleeping With Sirens
One of my first tours ever was with Kyle, that was about 10 years ago. So weird to know that you’re gone, my heart is crushed. Rest Easy Papa
— Jack Fowler (@JackSWS) August 25, 2018
Andy Glass, We Came As Romans
Dan Clermont, Set It Off
RIP @kylepavone there are no words that could represent the amount of love I have for you and what you and the boys have done for myself and the guys over the past 7 years of knowing each other. Rest Easy ?
— Dan Clermont ⧖ (@DannySIO) August 25, 2018
Eric Vanlerberghe, I Prevail
I was lucky enough to watch your local shows. I was lucky enough to be inspired to start my own band after watching yours. But most of all, I was lucky enough to call you a friend. Rest in power, Kyle.
“I'll be there to share the view even if there's nothing to see.” pic.twitter.com/vh5cF298Wi
— Eric Vanlerwhatever (@eric_prevail) August 25, 2018
Zack Hansen, The Word Alive
The Ghost Inside
Sending our condolences to @wecameasromans and family. We never got a chance to tour with them, but the guys were always nice to us whenever we hung out. Times like these are never easy, thinking of everyone
— The Ghost Inside (@theghostinside) August 25, 2018
— blessthefall (@blessthefall) August 25, 2018
Rest In Peace Kyle. You supported us from the beginning. Thankyou for everything.
— PΛLISΛD≡S (@WeArePalisades) August 25, 2018