Casey Calvert, Gitarrist von HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS ist in der Nacht von Freitag (23.11) auf Samstag im Schlaf verstorben. Anlässlich seines völlig überraschenden Todes veröffentlichte die Band folgenden Nachruf:
"Today is probably the worst day ever. It's 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."
Auch Szenephotograph Jeremy Saffer veröffentlichte einen Nachruf:
"Casey Calvert of Hawthorne Heights passed away yesterday...
In the few times I've had the chance to work with him, he has been one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people in the music scene.
He always warmed up the stage with his presence, and always gave 110% at every show i've seen him perform at.
My condolences to those who knew him best, his family, his friends, and his band.
I've added some black and white photos of him to my page for the month in honor of his memory.
He will truely be missed...
Rest in peace.
Also - if you get a minute - please, even if you don't like the band - go to the Hawthorne Heights page, and send them some much needed love."