RIP Tom Diaz, former TWIABP vocalist

2018-11-04 by Rowan5215 STAFF | 29 Comments
Tom Diaz, former lead vocalist of indie/emo group The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, has passed away. Diaz was the vocalist for many of the band's most beloved releases, including the Formlessness EP, debut album Whenever, If Ever and their classic split with Deer Leap, before departing the band in 2012. Details of his passing are still scarce, with the band sharing a short statement on their Facebook memorialising Tom and asking fans to donate to a charity in his honour:

"We are incredibly heartbroken about the passing of Tom Diaz. He was an extremely talented artist, with such a huge amount of musicality. On top of all of that, he was an incredible friend.

Tom was in the band from 2009-2012, and we deeply cherish the times we got to share with him. I'm sure anyone could attest to his kind and loving nature.

We have heard that the family would appreciate donations to the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson, CT. facebook.com/friendsofassisi/."



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outliers
November 4th 2018
299 Comments


Well that’s a bummer. RIP

BlackwaterPork
November 4th 2018
4328 Comments


RIP

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dimsim3478
November 4th 2018
8015 Comments


goddamn. RIP. he'll always be the World Is singer to me.

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
November 4th 2018
23947 Comments


Hard RIP...

CugnoBrasso
November 4th 2018
359 Comments


Oh man, he was 32, this is horrible

MarsKid
November 4th 2018
7302 Comments


Completely left-field. Hard RIP, condolences to friends and family

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JS19
November 4th 2018
6929 Comments


Jamming that split in honour later

No, we aren't ghosts - cos even ghosts have a home to haunt < 3

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onionbubs
November 4th 2018
9883 Comments


sad reacts only

Spluger
November 4th 2018
1941 Comments


RIP Tom. Formlessness meant so much to me when I was in high school.


"Open up the window and let the morning light in. I keep holding on to, I keep begging myself. Today we are superheroes, but tonight we’ll just be tired. I keep holding on to, I keep begging my self."

AsleepInTheBack
November 4th 2018
5872 Comments


This fucking sucks, rip

Eons
November 4th 2018
1918 Comments


Maybe weird to ask considering the timing, but wonder why they want donations sent to a food pantry? Does it correlate with his death somehow?

BMDrummer
November 4th 2018
14352 Comments


fucking rip

GhandhiLion
November 4th 2018
2186 Comments


oh shit rip

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hal1ax
November 4th 2018
11747 Comments


rip

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 4th 2018
56209 Comments


This is rough man. That split is a defining modern emo record

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speakonthat
November 4th 2018
9 Comments


I remember hearing years ago that his health issues were the reason he left the band in the first place. Don't remember what exactly he was struggling with, but he'd been struggling with it for awhile. Doesn't make this any less tragic.

I have a really personal relationship to this band. An old band I was in played a show or two with them. A friend of mine let them crash at his place. Those early records were massively important to me and my friends. They say you shouldn't meet your heroes and that's true most of the time; there were a bunch of people in World Is and some of them were dicks, without naming names. But Tom? Tom was the best guy. Tom stuck around for our set. We had a few conversations and I'll always remember how humble and personable he was. Honestly, I'm a bit fucked up over this news. Tragic, awful shit. RIP

IAMERROR
November 4th 2018
314 Comments


Dang, RIP. I might have to hang my owl flag half-mast for this one.

dfevil085
November 4th 2018
1274 Comments


Do not listen to this band nearly as much I should. RIP

elliootsmeuth
November 4th 2018
3636 Comments


Damn, did not see that coming.
RIP

PapyrIsGood
November 4th 2018
63 Comments


I am seeing them at the end of this month and I will certainly offer my condolences

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
November 5th 2018
40739 Comments


and when our voices fail us we will find new ways to sing
and when our bodies fail we'll find joy in the peace that it brings
and when our voices fail us we will find new ways to sing

fuck man

Asdfp277
November 5th 2018
19183 Comments


may he rest in peace

MyNameIsPencil
November 5th 2018
5244 Comments


rip :[

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Snake.
November 5th 2018
21064 Comments


heartbroken ):

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MrCoffee
November 6th 2018
54 Comments


RIP. So young.

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Artuma
November 6th 2018
29866 Comments


holy shit, tom was awesome

he'll always be the World Is singer to me. [2]

also i need to jam getting sodas right now

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Hendoi
November 6th 2018
81 Comments


RIP
I'm pretty sure Diaz wasn't on getting sodas

Artuma
November 7th 2018
29866 Comments


pretty sure he was

but that doesn't matter now, rip

dimsim3478
November 7th 2018
8015 Comments


I'm pretty sure Diaz wasn't on getting sodas

ya i think it's all dave and horbal



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