Tom Searle, guitarist of Architects was battling cancer for three years. In the recent weeks, the deadly cancer became worse and eventually took his life.
A post by his twin brother Dan mentioned about the events and how much Tom ment in his life.
Dan mentioned, “It is with unbelievable pain and sadness that I have to announce that at around twelve minutes past midnight on August 20th my amazing brother, Tom, passed away after over 3 years living with cancer.”
He also stated, “He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.”
Dan also revealed that Toms absense from various shows over the past 15 months was due to various surgeries that he had to have to treat the cancer. When the band left for our European Festival tour on June 2nd Tom was very unwell. He had been advised to stay in hospital to receive care but ultimately there was nothing that they could do for him and he signed himself out of the ward two days before the band departed for Germany.
He further mentioned, “Some of you might view this as reckless but this is the way Tom wanted to do things throughout his last year because he never wanted the cancer to get in the way of what he loved. He got on stage and performed his last two shows at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, which took him an incredible amount of strength but those are two shows that we will never forget.”
Dan’s detailed message explains the difficulties Tom Searle went through in his last days of his life.
Architects have informed that they will tour All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us and will be touring Australia, UK and the European headline tour in October and November.