HOLMDEL, NJ - JULY 07: Trevor Strnad of the Black Dahlia Murder performs during Warped Tour 2013 at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 7, 2013 in Holmdel, New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

This is really sad news. One of Michigan’s finest metal vocalists, Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, has passed away.

Strnad was 41. The band announced the heartbreaking news on social media with a message.

They stated, “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.”

The band didn’t say why he died, but they provided the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, which is 800-273-8255.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!