After just reporting last week about their continuing inability to release their next album thanks to the evil machinations of Victory Records, we learned that Casey Calvert, guitarist for emo band Hawthorne Heights, was discovered “unconscious on the band’s tour bus” outside Washington’s 9:30 Club and “pronounced dead at the scene” by police thanks to still mysterious circumstances.
“We can say with absolute certainty that he was not doing anything illegal. . . . We don’t want his memory to be tainted in the least,” the band members’ posting [on the band's Web site] said…
He loved Dr. Seuss books and Tim Burton films and was so fastidious about his health that he was a vegetarian, [Calvert's stepmother] said.
He married about a year ago. His wife is a schoolteacher, his stepmother said.
“He was a very good and kind young man, and right now there aren’t any answers,” she said.
Which is a hell of a thing to read right before going to bed after getting home from a Thanksgiving with the family. (Call your parents, everyone.) The band and authorities are waiting on the autopsy. Calvert was 25.
Guitarist Found Dead Before Show In D.C. [Washington Post]