On Tuesday, musician Justin Lowe was found dead near the St. Croix River in Minnesota by a hiker. Lowe was the founding guitarist for the metalcore band After the Burial and had been missing since Saturday.
The guitarist was 32-years-old at the time of his death. Tragic.
However, it's implied by the fellow members of ATB that their bandmate was struggling with an unspecified mental illness. In June, Lowe announced on Facebook that he would be leaving the rock group.
The band later responded:
"This is a very sad and hurtful situation for us to grasp, and unfortunately it is one we still don't fully understand. Our dear friend, our brother onstage and off, has fallen into a very broken state of mind. A state that, despite our continued efforts, we have been powerless to get him out of."
Whoa! The group's site also noted that the founding member had gone missing before.