We Came as Romans Singer Dead at 28

8/25/2018 10:56 AM PDT

We Came as Romans Singer, Kyle Pavone, Dead at 28

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Kyle Pavone -- the lead vocalist of the metal band We Came as Romans -- has died ... according to a statement from the band.

The metalcore band from Michigan shared the sad news on social media, saying ... "Today music lost another great ... Kyle's tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates. All are devastated by his passing. We will miss his smiles, his sincerity, his concern for others, and his impressive musical talent."

Sources close to the situation tell us Kyle was transported to a Michigan hospital on August 19 and pronounced dead Saturday morning. His cause of death is still unclear, pending a toxicology report.

Bandmate Joshua Moore also shared a message on his Instagram about Kyle's passing with a photo of the 2 together captioned, "The craziest, goofiest, most funny and lovable kid. I miss you so much."

We Came as Romans is best known for their songs "Hope," "The World I Used to Know" and "I Knew You Were Trouble." Their album "Tracing Back Roots" reached #8 on the Billboard charts in 2013.

In August, Pavone tweeted the lyrics, "Will i be remembered or will i be lost in loving eyes," from the band's song "Promise Me" off their latest album. The band also shared these lyrics with their statement Saturday.

Kyle was 28.