Polaris guitarist Ryan Siew dies at 26


The Australian metalcore band Polaris introduced the loss of life of its guitarist Ryan Siew on Tuesday. No explanation for loss of life was given.

The band shared the information in an Instagram submit that said its “finest buddy and inventive soulmate” Siew died on June 19.

“He was kindhearted and intelligent, he was humorous and courageous and inventive, and he was proficient past all measure,” the group wrote. “He cherished artwork, and wonder in all its kinds. He cherished nice meals in nice firm. He cherished Harry Potter and psych-thrillers and crime documentaries. He cherished music, extra diversely than you possibly can ever think about, and spoke its language in ways in which solely the rarest amongst us do.

“And most of all, he cherished & adored his household & buddies. He was additionally a lot admired and beloved by so many. Ryan, we’ll love and miss you for the remainder of our days, and we’ll by no means fill the outlet that you just go away in all of our lives.”

Polaris fashioned in 2012, and Siew joined the band in 2013. The quintet launched its debut album, “The Mortal Coil,” in 2017 and its sophomore LP, “The Demise of Me,” in 2020. The band’s third album, “Fatalism,” is slated for a Sept.1 launch.

Prior to creating Siew’s loss of life public, Polaris notified followers on Instagram final week that its remaining European tour dates had been canceled “attributable to a severe private disaster in our household.”

In January, Siew shared an Instagram submit with an image of him mendacity on a hospital mattress whereas plugged into a number of machines. He didn’t disclose why he had been hospitalized, however mentioned that he was “engaged on myself.”

”… For the primary time for so long as I can bear in mind, I’m pleased to say I’m not on any anti depressants, not dwelling with the fixed mind fog and lethargy. Though I’ve additionally had a couple of well being scares which were fairly sobering,” he wrote. “Between all of that, I feel I’m again on observe to be the perfect model of myself. I’m studying new issues, rising and I’m most significantly recovering. I’m sorry for being silent, leaving lots of you in the dead of night, hurting those that love me probably the most within the means of all this chaos, however grateful for the persistence and assist I’ve acquired.”

The group capped its Tuesday announcement with a message of group and charm.

“Our hearts are together with his household at the beginning, but additionally with all these whose lives he touched,” the band wrote. “We ask that you just please respect the desires of Ryan’s household for privateness at the moment, and likewise that you just give us, our staff and household the area to grieve & try and heal from this immeasurable loss. We all know that you’ll be grieving with us and that we, and our group, will maintain one another via this.”


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