Aaron Melzer, former co-vocalist of the San Diego-based post hardcore act SECRETS, has passed away.
Aaron joined SECRETS in 2013 following the departure of original harsh vocalist Xander Bourgeois and appeared on the band’s sophomore/most commercially successful release ‘Fragile Figures’ before his departure in 2015.
Confirmation of his passing came with a statement by SECRETS via social media, which you can see below.
“Today we lost our brother, our friend, and our family with the passing of Aaron Melzer. Aaron’s passing came much too soon in his life and in ours. Words cannot express how devastating and painful this is for all of us to hear and believe.
We will miss Aaron every day. Every day we will remember his presence, his laughter, the joy he could bring to a room, the light he brought with him to the stage, his smiles, his heart, and every memory we were able to share with him.
For now we ask that you please respect the privacy of the family and loved ones as we take this time to reflect & grieve.
We love you Aaron & you will not be forgotten
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— ??????? (@SECRETSofficial) November 25, 2020
this scene keeps losing good people way, way too soon. rest in peace Aaron Melzer ❤️?
— soulja blegh BLM (@MarcosSOTS) November 25, 2020
Today we lost a real one. Aaron Melzer was one of the first to welcome me to the Orange County music scene with open arms &one of the first to let me do guest vocals. Not only that, but he always lit up a room and was one of the most kind hearted souls ever. Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/NofpRiSlHo
— JustTheLetterK (@KEnagonio) November 25, 2020
God damn. Very sad to hear that Aaron Melzer passed away.
Back on my first summer on Warped Tour in 2014 I spent the day with him filming a day in the life video
Always a friendly face I looked forward to seeing and hanging with.
Rest In Peace dude??https://t.co/BHJu13trzN
— Nick Major (@Nick_Major) November 25, 2020
Aaron Melzer will be greatly missed. I still cherish the time he thanked me for singing along after a show and flustered by him, I said "I probably sounded like a deaf horse" and he just laughed and shook his head. Plus the hilarious Twitter reply. RIP to a legend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RnPuyBl2yd
— Kristen ? ? (@sloppybitch24) November 25, 2020
The CaliberTV team extend our condolences to Aaron’s family, friends, fans, and anyone else affected by his passing.