The members of Katastro announced via social media on Friday, May 13 that their bandmate, Andy J Chaves, had passed away. He was only 32 at the time of his death.
While Andy’s family has yet to provide further details of his passing, The pier reports that he was involved in a car accident and relayed a statement released by Newport Beach police.
Andy’s tragic death comes as a shock to his fans, who have taken to social media to pay heartfelt tribute.
Andy J Chaves founded Katastro
Andy was the lead singer of Katastro, the band he formed in 2007 in Tempe, Arizona. The band includes drummer Andrew Stravers, guitarist Tanner Riccio and bassist Ryan Weddle.
As for her personal life, Andy kept her away from the public eye.
Katastro has created six full albums and two acoustic records since its formation.
at Andy’s instagram mainly features images and videos of her stage performances. He has over 14,000 followers on the platform.
The musician also had his own collection of merchandise. Two of his T-shirts are available for sale on Just Merch for $24.99 each.
HITC extends its condolences to the family and friends of Andy J Chaves at this difficult time.
Katastro members share the tragic news
The members of the Kastastro group confirmed Andy’s death via a message on Instagram.
Ryan, Tanner and Andrew Stravers wrote: “We are completely devastated to have to announce the loss of our brother and singer Andy Chaves. Please respect the privacy of Andy’s family and band members as we all begin to process this. Thank you for the love and support.”
Several notable artists shared their condolences under the post. Justin Bushnell commented, “Love you guys. If you need anything, I’m here for you.
Futuristic added to the above comment, “I’m grateful to have become friends with him, even if only for a short time.”
A statement from the Newport Beach Police Lily“A car carrying three people traveling east on the PCH hit a sidewalk in the median before hitting road works machinery.
“They have been identified as Crystal M. McCallum, 34, of Texas; Wayne Walter Swanson Jr., 40, of Newport Coast; and Andrew James Chaves, 32, of Arizona, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Steinle.
Heartbroken fans react to news of singer’s death
Meanwhile, Andy’s fans can’t come to terms with his death. A significant number of them noted that the loss of the singer leaves a void in the music industry.
“I first heard your music two weeks ago at Red Rocks and even got a drumstick from the drummer. I came home excited and ready to see you at OC with the family. Beyond sad. Now I’m a lifelong fan of you guys. Rest in peace,” tweeted a.
Another added“Absolutely devastating news…so sad to hear of Andy’s passing. Thank you for the music and the good memories… RIP Andy Chaves.
“Rest in peace Andy Chaves @Katastro, you will be missed and your music will live forever”, another wrote.
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