Aaron Melzer was the former vocalist of the post-hardcore band Secrets, who passed away in November 2020. He was known for his powerful screams and his charismatic presence on stage. He was also a beloved friend and family member, who touched many lives with his kindness and humor. But what was the cause of his death and how did his fans and peers react?
A Passionate Musician
Aaron Melzer was born on January 18, 1982, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up with a love for music and started singing at a young age. He joined his first band, Author & Finisher, in 2009, and soon gained a local following. In 2013, he auditioned for Secrets, a post-hardcore band from San Diego, California, who were looking for a new screamer after the departure of Xander Bourgeois. He impressed the band members with his vocal skills and his personality, and became their new frontman.
He recorded one album with Secrets, Fragile Figures, which was released in 2013. The album was well-received by critics and fans, and peaked at No. 59 on the Billboard 200 chart. It featured songs such as “Ready for Repair”, “How We Survive”, and “Dance of the Dead”. Melzer toured extensively with Secrets, performing at festivals and venues around the world. He also interacted with his fans on social media, sharing his thoughts and experiences.
A Sudden Departure
In 2015, Melzer announced that he was leaving Secrets, citing personal reasons. He said that he wanted to pursue different goals in his life, and that the touring lifestyle was no longer for him. He thanked his fans for their support and love, and wished the best for his former bandmates. He also said that he would continue to make music, but in a different way.
He was replaced by Wade Walters, who joined Secrets as their new screamer. The band released two more albums, Everything That Got Us Here in 2015, and Secrets in 2018. They also continued to tour and perform, but they never forgot Melzer and his contributions.
A Tragic Loss
On November 25, 2020, Secrets announced on their Facebook page that Melzer had passed away. They did not reveal the cause of his death, but they expressed their grief and sorrow. They said that Melzer was their brother, friend, and family, and that his passing came too soon. They said that they would miss him every day, and that they would remember his presence, his laughter, his joy, and his heart. They also asked for privacy and respect for his family and loved ones.
The news of Melzer’s death shocked and saddened the music community, especially his fans and peers. Many of them paid tribute to him on social media, sharing their memories and condolences. They praised his talent and his legacy, and said that he inspired them to enjoy and appreciate music and life. They also wished him peace and happiness in the afterlife.
A Lasting Legacy
Aaron Melzer left behind a lasting legacy, both as a musician and as a human being. He created music that moved and entertained many people, and he showed his passion and his professionalism on stage. He also touched many lives with his kindness and his humor, and he showed his generosity and his compassion for various causes. He was a talented and a genuine person, who lived his life to the fullest, and left a positive mark on the world.