Former 3 Doors Down lead guitarist Matt Roberts died at the age of 38, at a hotel outside Milwaukee. His final moments were on West Bend Wisconsin, where he was supposed to perform at a fundraiser for veterans. He was with his father.
The West Bend police received a call on Saturday morning reporting a man “either asleep or passed out in the hallway of his hotel.”
The man was 3 Doors Down origal lead guitarist Matt Roberts. His father was inconsolable after hearing the news.
Darrell Roberts said that he was awakened by some detectives the next morning at 8:30 am. According to him, the detectives first asked him if Matt Roberts was his son, and when he said yes they relayed the news to him.
“We go up to our room, we got adjoining rooms and — he was always looking after me as his dad — so my key didn’t work and he went and came back in just a few minutes and got me a new key,” the CNN quoted Roberts’ father as saying. “He opened the door for me and he said ‘just make sure you open the adjoining room in case you need anything.’ He was always looking out for me.”
An autopsy would be conducted on Roberts on Sunday to determine the cause of his death. The police said that the cause of death is not yet known and that there is no sign of trauma on his body, the Yahoo News reported.
According to a report by the TMZ, an overdose of drugs could be a possible cause. “I know he had prescription drug addiction. He suffered greatly from anxiety,” his father said. “I thought he had beaten it all.”
Matt Roberts was the lead guitarist for 3 Doors Down from 1996 to 2012. He left the band in 2012 due some health problems. The band was formed by Roberts along with singer Brad Arnold and bassist Todd Harrell. 3 Door Down delivered a number of hits since their inception, including “Kryptonite,” “Here Without You,” and “Be Like That.”