Matt Roberts, former guitarist for 3 Doors Down, dies at 38

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 7:45am by Rider
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(CNN) Matt Roberts, best referred to as a previous guitar player for the band 3 Doors Down, has actually passed away, according to his dad.

The 38-year-old artist was taking a trip with his dad in West Bend, WI, where he was because of carry out at a fundraiser for veterans.
      He had actually been practicing early Saturday early morning for the” Rockin’for Heroes “advantage occasion at a regional dining establishment, stated his daddy, Darrell Roberts.
      The dad stated he frequently took a trip with his child, and last saw him outside his hotel space.
      ” We increase to our space, we got adjacent spaces and– he was constantly caring for me as his daddy– so my secret didn’t work and he went and returned in simply a couple of minutes and got me a brand-new secret. He unlocked for me and he stated’simply ensure you open the adjacent space in case you require anything. ‘He was constantly keeping an eye out for me,”Roberts stated.

      Unknown cause of death

      Roberts states investigators woke him up Saturday to inform him Matt had actually died.
      “I was wakened at 8:50 today by some investigators beating on my door. It’s constantly terrifying as a moms and dad, they remained in matches which’s when they informed me. They asked me if Matt Roberts was your boy, I stated yes, and they stated ‘we have trouble to inform you, Matt deceased last night,'” Roberts stated.
      West Bend authorities got a call Saturday that a male was “either asleep or lost consciousness in the corridor of his hotel,” a declaration from the department states.
      He was later on stated dead. The department has actually not identified the cause of death and an autopsy is arranged.

      Struggle with drugs, stress and anxiety

      Darrell Roberts stated his boy had actually had problem with stress and anxiety and a dependency to prescription medication because his time with 3 Doors Down.
      “I understand he had prescription drug dependency. He suffered significantly from stress and anxiety. It’s insane as an entertainer; he never ever liked crowds or liked locations he didn’t understand about as an infant, as a kid, and this was his manner in which of handling it and me and him discussed it typically,” Roberts stated.
      Matt was not in treatment for his dependency however his daddy thought he was doing far better.
      “I believed he had actually beaten it all,” he stated.
      Roberts prepared to participate in the occasion his kid was arranged to notify the crowd and carry out about his death.
      “That’s exactly what he would have liked, he put all this energy and effort to come out here to carry out. I’ll put his guitar on phase and light it up and I’m going to state thanks to everyone and go and leave house in the early morning,” he stated.
      CNN has actually gotten in touch with the band’s agents for remark.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/20/entertainment/matt-roberts-3-doors-down-former-guitarist-dead/index.html