Polaris has announced the heartbreaking news of the passing of their lead guitarist, Ryan Siew, at the young age of 26.
Ryan Siew deαth was confirmed by a message from the band this morning (June 28), 2023.
“It is with shattered hearts and the deepest sorrow that we tell you our dear brother and bandmate Ryan Siew passed away on the morning of Monday June 19,” they wrote. “He was 26 years old, and for 10 incredible years he was our best friend and artistic soulmate. Those years will never be enough.”
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Ryan Siew Cause Of Deαth
As of now, Ryan Siew Cause Of Deαth is unknown. Polaris has asked fans to “respect Ryan’s family’s wishes for privacy at this time” and to “give them the space to grieve and try to heal from this unimaginable loss.”
The news comes after Polaris unexpectedly canceled their European tour last Wednesday (June 21), claiming “a serious personal crisis in our family” as the reason. The band had already played five shows, and Siew di*d the day after they played at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.
It is uncertain how the recent news of Siew’s passing will impact Polaris’ upcoming headline tour in Australia, scheduled for September 7-16. Additionally, the release of the band’s third studio album, Fatalism, slated for September 1, remains unclear.
Ryan Siew, the guitarist for the Australian metalcore band Polaris, has di*d at the age of 26:
Ryan Siew, the guitarist for the Australian metalcore band Polaris, has died at the age of 26. https://t.co/1NmIMgD4V2
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2023
In their statement, Polaris said that Siew, who started the band with vocalists Jamie Hails and Jake Steinhauser (who also plays bass), drummer Daniel Furnari, and guitarist Rick Schneider in 2012, was a guy with many things that people liked about him. They wrote: “He was kindhearted and clever, he was funny and brave and creative, and he was talented beyond all measure.”
“He loved art, and beauty in all its forms. He loved great food in great company. He loved Harry Potter and psych-thrillers and crime documentaries. He loved music, more diversely than you could ever imagine, and spoke its language in ways that only the rarest among us do. And most of all, he loved and adored his family and friends. He was also much admired and beloved by so many. Ryan, we will love and miss you for the rest of our days, and we will never fill the hole that you leave in all of our lives.”
We extend our deepest condolences to Siew’s family, friends, and the entire Polaris community during this difficult time.
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