Matt Roberts, Former 3 Doors Down Guitarist, Dies At 38

Matt Roberts, the former guitarist for alt-rock band 3 Doors Down, has died from undetermined causes. He was 38.

Roberts’ father, Darrell, told TMZ the two were together in West Bend, Wisconsin, for a charity event where Matt was scheduled to perform. Matt reportedly rehearsed for the show until around 1 a.m. on Saturday and then went back to his hotel with his dad. The two were staying in adjoining rooms. 

Darrell told CNN that he found out about his son’s death from detectives who woke him up Saturday morning

“I was wakened at 8:50 this morning by some detectives beating on my door. It’s always scary as a parent, they were in suits and that’s when they told me. They asked me if Matt Roberts was your son, I said yes, and they said ‘we have bad news to tell you, Matt deceased last night,’” he said. 

West Bend police responded to a call saying a man was “either asleep or passed out in the hallway of his hotel,” according to a statement from the department. 

The musician’s dad told TMZ he believes the cause of death may be an accidental overdose and said prescription drugs could have been involved. However, an official cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday, police said.  

Matt performed with 3 Doors Down from 1996 to 2012. He left the band due to problems with blood circulation and other health issues. 

Darrell told TMZ that Matt’s friends and family are devastated by the loss

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