News Ex- 3 Doors Down guitarist found dead- OD

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    Former 3 Doors Down lead guitarist Matt Roberts found dead in Wisconsin motel
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    Matt Roberts (r.) performs with 3 Doors Down bandmates Todd Harrell (l.) and Brad Arnold in 2011.

    Former 3 Doors Down lead guitarist Matt Roberts was found dead in a Wisconsin motel, police said Saturday.

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    Darrell Roberts told TMZ he believes his son, 38, died of an accidental overdose of prescription pills.

    West Bend police said the cause of death was unknown at this time. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

    US Weekly reported that Roberts co-founded 3 Doors Down in Mississippi in 1994. The band’s first studio album, The Better Life, came out in 2000, and it went six times platinum.

    The magazine said the band’s first single off the album, “Kryptonite,” made them international stars. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured in Guitar Hero 5 as well as Rock Band Unplugged.

    A citizen called police at 7 a.m. Saturday and reported a man was either asleep or passed out in the hallway of the Hampton Inn in West Bend, outside Milwaukee.

    Police said emergency responders were unable to revive the man who was identified as Roberts. There were no signs of trauma on the body.

    Police said Roberts was in West Bend to perform at a benefit concert.

    The event was a fundraiser Saturday night at the Our Place bar for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, the West Bend Daily News reported on Facebook which posted video of Roberts’ father speaking to the crowd.

    He said the event was his son’s first public appearance since he left 3 Doors Down in 2012.

    “He just never did do crowds and always was nervous around public settings, but I’ll tell you he loved our military,” the father says.

    Darrell Roberts told TMZ he and his son were in adjoining rooms at the Hampton Inn. He said detectives woke him up and told him his son had died.

    The father told the gossip website his son left 3 Doors Down in 2012 because of health reasons.
     
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    1 hit wonders
     
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    Overdose? Would have guessed embarrassment.
     
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    When the police asked the motel manager where the body was he said three doors down
     
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    Very upset with myself for laughing at this.
     
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    Rehab was his Kryptonite.
     
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    He's now 3 Doors Underground.
     
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    Plenty of lead Guitarist available
     
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    I dont feel sorry for any of these bastards, im always a bit angry at how they dont give a fuck about their lives or those they ruin with their addictions. I lost so many people the last few years that wanted to live, and you have these fuck heads throwing their lives away
     
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    It must be a gigantic head fuck for guys like this who go from a nobody to a big rock star to a has-been living in the past.
     
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    he gave the devil his due...
     
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    This is like reading that the US military has "taken out Al Queda's #2 guy" yet again.

    Those early 90s bands all seem to have serious drug issues...

    And then there's the fact that they were big, what, 25 years ago?
     
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    Too soon?




    Looks like he predicted his demise
     
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    If only they had made it clear going back to say, the early 1970's, that drugs are dangerous and kill a lot of people. And if they'd spent millions on educational programs to warn people about dangers of getting addicted.

    Maybe this shocking unexpected outcome could have been avoided.
     
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    True story. Only concert I ever got kicked out off. I hawked and spit a loogie just after going through the gate at a 3 Doors Down show on Derby Eve. Police said I was "too drunk" to go in. AFTER I went through the gate. I was pissed, but left when I saw them ganging on me. Fuck that band.
     
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    He sucked at guitar.