Music world pays tribute to Architects guitarist Tom Searle

Searle passed away on Saturday (August 20) after a three year battle with cancer

The music world has reacted with sadness at the news of the death of ArchitectsTom Searle.

The guitarist passed away on Saturday (August 20) following a three year battle with cancer.

Dan Searle, the group’s drummer and the guitarist’s twin brother, said in a statement on Facebook: “He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.”

“Our thoughts and love go out to the Searle family and @Architectsuk today, we were fans before we were friends, rest well Tom,” wrote Neck Deep on Twitter following the news.

Counterparts, who toured with the band, posted a series of tweets reminiscing on their interactions with the band. “I don’t know where we’d be without this record or without Architects friendship. RIP Tom Searle,” they began.

“Architects: the band that sells out a 3000 cap venue then comes into the opener’s green room just to make sure we’re properly taken care of,” they continued. “Man even when we toured together in 2011 and they barely knew us, they refused to let the other bands on tour dick us around.

“They’re weren’t just an inspiration to us musically, they were our big brothers from the other side of the world.”

See more reactions and tributes from the music world below.