How did Ryan Siew die? Polaris Guitarist cause of death explained


_Ryan Siew Polaris Guitarist cause of death

The guitarist of Australian metalcore band Polaris, Ryan Siew, has died aged 26. (Source: Ryan Siew youtube)

Ryan Siew, the band Polaris’ favorite guitarist passed away, leaving them in profound sadness. Every Polaris fan is left with a chasm in their hearts as a result of his passing, and it’s unlikely that somebody of his sort will ever exist again.

A lot of people posted tweets expressing their sorrow for the young guitarist’s claim to pass as word of his alleged passing raced over social media like wildfire.

Considering Ryan’s age(26), the cause of his death was also a subject of search and curiosity among his fans. What is known about Ryan Siew’s cause of death is listed below. 

Ryan Siew death: What happened to Polaris Guitarist?

Ryan Siew, a guitarist, passed away at the age of 26. This has been confirmed by Polaris. The Sydney metalcore band announced the information on social media.

Also, official reports say that guitarist Ryan Siew is dead at 26 after a ‘brain fog’ battle.

In a social media statement on Tuesday, the group shared the sad news of his passing on June 19 and referred to him as “our best friend and artistic soulmate.

To respect Siew’s family at this time, Polaris pleaded with the audience to end the statement. In their letter, they stated, “We know that you will be grieving alongside us and that we, and our community, will hold each other through this.

The band wrote,

“It is with shattered hearts & the deepest sorrow that we tell you our dear brother and bandmate Ryan Siew passed away on the morning of Monday, June 19. He was 26 years old, and for 10 incredible years he was our best friend and artistic soulmate,” the message began.

“Those years will never be enough. He was kindhearted and clever, he was funny and brave and creative, and he was talented beyond all measure. He loved art, and beauty in all its forms. He loved the great food in great company. He loved Harry Potter and psych-thrillers and crime documentaries.

He loved music, more diversely than you could ever imagine, and spoke its language in ways that only the rarest among us do. “And most of all, he loved & adored his family & friends. He was also much admired and beloved by so many. Ryan, we will love and miss you for the rest of our days, and we will never fill the hole that you leave in all of our lives.”

Polaris Guitarist Ryan Siew

Polaris’ full statement on Ryan Siew’s death


Ryan Siew cause of death

Ryan Siew, the guitarist for the up-and-coming Australian metalcore group Polaris, has passed tragically. On Tuesday, the band posted a notice on social media about Siew’s passing. 

The Sydney guitarist passed away on June 19 in the early hours of the morning, only days before the band had to postpone a handful of their European tour dates. With Siew absent, Polaris last played on June 18 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.

The band specified which events fans can still expect them to perform at in their statement, which stated that they will not be playing the remaining dates of their European tour “due to a serious personal crisis in our family,” which was made public two days later (on June 20). It is now known that Siew passed away the day prior to this announcement.

European tour dates cancellation post by Polaris Band

The group is renowned for using music to explore loss and depression. Hence, the actual cause of death was not made public. 

Jamie Hails, Rick Schneider, Jake Steinhauser, and Daniel Furnari, all members of his band, gave their approval to the touching post.

Did Siew face any illness before his death?

In January, Siew revealed to his fans that he was spending the new year “working on myself” by posting an Instagram picture that appeared to be taken from a hospital bed.

“I’m happy to say I’m no longer on any anti-depressants, no longer living with the constant brain fog and lethargy,” he shared.

 Ryan Siew died

In a message to his followers in January, Ryan Siew said he was “no longer on any anti-depressants, no longer living with the constant brain fog and lethargy.”

The precise reason for Siew’s unexpected demise is still unknown. Even though it was clear he had depression and mental health problems before dying.

We’ll update this article as soon as additional information becomes available. Moreover, the family’s privacy must be respected even though attempts are being made to compile pertinent information and promptly deliver the most recent updates.

We are sending endless strength and love to Ryan Siew’s family, friends, and Polaris brothers while they navigate this sudden tragedy.

A short note of Polaris and Ryan Siew

In November 2017, Polaris issued “The Mortal Coil,” their debut album. The following year, they were nominated for Best Hard Rock at the ARIA Awards as a result.

In February 2020, they published “The Death of Me,” their most recent album. Additionally, it was nominated for Best Album at the 2021 Rolling Stone Australia Awards as well as Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album at the ARIA Awards.

They plan to release “Fatalism,” their newest album, on September 1. Rick Shneider, a member of Polaris from their formation in 2012, shifted to rhythm guitar when Siew joined the band in 2023, taking over lead guitar responsibilities.

He has been on both of the group’s full-length albums, Mortal Coil from 2017 and Death of Me from 2020. On September 1, Fatalism, the group’s third album, will be made available.

Artists and Fans Mourn the Loss of Ryan Siew, some of the tributes are listed below:

Kyle Diehl  wrote,

This is the guitarist that inspired me to write my riffs, to branch out of just doing the same thing, and who I’ve been subbed to on YouTube since he was 13 shredding covers. Rest easy Ryan Siew, your music changed my life and inspired millions like me.

Fran Saravia wrote,

Ryan Siew has made his mark in the metalcore scene, unlike any other kid. He was making riffs that were pushing the genre forward and somewhat out of this world. From the YouTube channel to one of the bands that I love the most. Thank you for sharing your music. RIP.

Jacøb wrote,

Frail hands worked to the bone. No chance to buy back the life that we sold. RIP to the legend Ryan Siew. The @PolarisAus family lost a great one today. My heart hurts for you boys.

Nik Nocturnal wrote,

RIP Ryan… I remember being 16 and watching him as a kid on Youtube making the best guitar covers possible later being in one of the biggest modern metal bands in the world. He had a huge influence on so many people including myself and will always be a legend

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