Shirley Halperin
November 30, 2007 AT 09:06 PM EST

On Nov. 24, while his band’s bus was parked outside Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Hawthorne Heights guitarist Casey Calvert, 26, passed away in his sleep. (The cause of death is as yet unknown.) Besides being beloved by his own band’s members–frontman JT Woodruff, guitarist Micah Carli, bassist Matt Ridenour, and drummer Eron Bucciarelli describe their bandmate as “quirky and awesome” on the Hawthorne Heights website–Calvert was also popular fixture within the extended Fall Out Boy family.

“Casey was a fun guy, he was always relaxed, and had a great attitude about touring,” said FOB guitarist Joe Trohman. “And he knew how to hang out. I remember that [Black Clouds and Underdogs] tour we did together in Spring 2006, and how much fun it was, and whenever the after-show hang commenced, he was always present with the lone group of us that would get together and just shoot the s— for hours until we left whichever venue we were at that night. Definitely a really personable guy — always sweet to anyone who walked up to him and I never saw him without a smile. We’ll all miss him.”

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