Thomas Diaz, who served as lead vocalist for the indie rock band The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, has died at age 32.
The group confirmed the information in a Facebook publish, through which they wrote, "We are extremely heartbroken in regards to the passing of Tom Diaz. He was a particularly proficient artist, with such an enormous quantity of musicality. On prime of all that, he was an unimaginable buddy. Tom was within the band from 2009-2012, and we deeply cherish the instances we acquired to share with him. I'm certain anybody may attest to his sort and loving nature."
Diaz was the unique singer for the group, serving to to kind their signature whisper-to-a-scream sound together with his quavering vocals on songs equivalent to "Victim Kin Seek Suit," which revved up from a solemn ballad to a screaming wail, and again once more. He appeared on their 2010 Topshelf Records EPs Formlessness and Josh is Dead, in addition to plenty of tracks on their debut full-length, 2013's Whenever, If Ever, launched after he'd cut up the band and was changed by singer David Bello. A spokesperson for the group couldn't be reached for additional touch upon the reason for dying.
Diaz's household has requested that donations be made in his title to the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson, Connecticut.
Check out some tributes to Diaz under.