Hawthorne Heights guitarist Casey Calvert, 26, was found dead in his sleep on the early morning hours of November 24th. The band was scheduled to play the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. that evening, and had played a show in Detroit the night before.
According to a post on the band’s Web site, there was no indication Calvert was in poor health Friday evening.
"Today is probably the worst day ever," the statement says. "Its with our deepest regrets that we have to write this. Casey Calvert passed away in his sleep last night. We found out this afternoon before sound-check. We’ve spent the entire day trying to come to grips with this and figure out as much as possible. At this time we’re not sure what exactly happened.
"Just last night he was joking around with everyone before he went to bed. We can say with absolute certainty that he was not doing anything illegal. Please, out of respect to Casey and his family, don’t contribute or succumb to any gossip you may hear. We don’t want his memory to be tainted in the least. Casey was our best friend. He was quirky and awesome and there will truly be no others like him! His loss is unexplainable. As soon as we know more we will let you know."