The death of After the Burial guitarist Justin Lowe is a tragic one, and as expected the ones closest to him are the most affected. Lowe was discovered Tuesday night (July 21) by a hiker under a Wisconsin bridge and police stated that the cause of death appeared to be consistent with a fall. Among the first to comment on Lowe's passing was his sister, who first alerted fans that the musician had gone missing and that a search was underway.

In a posting on her Facebook page, Lowe's sister stated, "Justin was a gifted musician, music producer and photographer. He was also a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many in the music community. The world lost an amazing talent. He touched many lives. He was receiving professional help and we thought he was making progress. We are devastated and heartbroken at his passing. We will miss him forever. Please respect our request for privacy as we try to cope with this tragedy. I will be logging off Facebook for a period of time to allow myself to grieve with my family. Thank you again for everyone's thoughts, prayers, and concerns." Rock Feed posted her comments along with a picture of Lowe and a young family member.

Meanwhile, After the Burial drummer Dan Carle offered a brief message upon learning of Lowe's death. As the news definitely hits close to home, the band has not commented on Lowe's passing and Carle's remarks were kept short. Check out his post below.

Lowe exited the band in late June with a conspiracy-filled statement that made it appear he was not in a good mindset. A few days later, the band commented on the statement revealing that Lowe was in a "very broken state of mind" and had gone missing. After he was found, they finally commented as they did not want to jeopardize any statement made affecting the search. But just last week, Lowe went missing again.

In addition to Carle and Lowe's sister, a number of fellow musicians have weighed in on the death of the guitarist. Check out their comments below.

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