Polaris Guitarist Ryan Siew Passes Away at Age 26
Ryan Siew, the guitarist of Australian metalcore band Polaris, passed away on June 19 at the age of 26, as confirmed by the band on their Instagram account. In a heartfelt tribute, Polaris described Ryan as their closest friend and creative companion of 10 remarkable years. They remembered him as a kind, witty, courageous, and exceptionally gifted individual, whose talents knew no bounds.
Polaris fondly remembered Ryan Siew's passions for art, delicious cuisine, "Harry Potter," true crime, and his eclectic taste in music. Above all, he cherished his family and friends, earning admiration and love from many. The band expressed their eternal love and longing for Ryan, acknowledging that his absence would forever leave a void in their lives.
In a recent update, Polaris shared the heartbreaking news of Ryan Siew's passing, requesting privacy and understanding as they navigate the immense grief and seek solace. The band had previously canceled their European summer tour leg, citing a significant personal crisis within their family. This latest announcement comes just one week after the tour cancelation.
During their tour for the album "Fatalism," the band was faced with the unfortunate news of Madonna being hospitalized due to a severe bacterial infection, leading to the postponement of her tour. Prior to his untimely passing, Ryan Siew had been open about his struggles with mental health. In a heartfelt Instagram post accompanied by a hospital photo, he shared his journey of self-improvement and triumph over depression. Despite experiencing some health concerns along the way, Siew expressed his determination to become the best version of himself and regain his happiness.