Tom Diaz, ex and founding vocalist of The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die is dead at age 32. The band confirmed the news in an emotional Facebook post on November 4th, 2018.
Diaz recorded two EPs with TWIABP, Formlessness and Josh Is Dead, both released in 2010. He left the band in 2012 citing medical issues.
Into It. Over It. also released a statement regarding Diaz’s death. “I have several memories of shared conversation, porch lit cigarettes, powerful insight and genuine warmth/kindness.” the post read. “A genuine soul who I hadn’t spoken with in some time but had left a memorable, strong and fond impression on me in my earliest days of touring.”
It is currently unclear if Diaz’s death was related to the medical issues that caused him to leave TWIABP. You can read the band’s Facebook post here.