British metalcore is in mourning after hearing the news that George Christie, guitarist of rising metalcore stars Shields sadly passed away.
The band revealed the devastating news via a Facebook statement yesterday;
“There is no easy way to say this.
On the 31st of January our guitarist George Christie took his own life. He was the most empathetic, kind and generous person we ever met in our lives and we were lucky to call him our best friend and fellow band member.
We don’t want to disclose any more information about his passing out of respect for his family, please don’t ask. Those who need to know, know.
We will have more to say once time has passed.
Sam, Joe, Alex, Lawrence.”
Our thoughts are with the band and George’s family and friends at this difficult time.