In an announcement posted to their social media, the band say his passing was “sudden and unexpected.” They also wrote that they’re “shaken and saddened and speechless.” The full statement reads:
“To all of the people whose lives were positively affected by the music of Too Close To Touch. We wish we had a better way to break this news. Our friend & brother Keaton passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, just a short time ago due to a medical condition he had been dealing with privately. We are shaken and saddened and speechless. We all relied on Keaton to put words to feelings like these and convey them in a way that was undeniably one of a kind. Keaton lives on through these songs that we made together. He lives on through that feeling you get when you listen to.”
— Too Close (@TooCloseToTouch) March 26, 2022
An outpour of love and condolences toward Keaton and his family and friends flooded social media. Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion wrote “Such sad news! Keaton was a bright creative light and a kind positive person. He’ll be missed.”
Such sad news! Keaton was a bright creative light and a kind positive person. He’ll be missed. https://t.co/xGTHSUot5s
— Brett Gurewitz (@BrettGurewitz) March 28, 2022
AJ Rebollo of Issues took to Twitter, saying, “Keaton Pierce was legit one of the nicest dudes I ever met on tour. RIP buddy ”
Keaton Pierce was legit one of the nicest dudes I ever met on tour. RIP buddy
— stupid (@ajbends) March 27, 2022
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So What?! Music Festival shared footage of Too Close To Touch performing in 2016, “My heart goes out to all of his friends, bandmates, family, fan, and every band that knew and loved him.”
RIP Keaton Pierce
— So What?! Music Festival (@sowhatmusicfest) March 26, 2022
Evan Couture wrote, “Today is too hard. [Keaton Pierce] you were a man with an incredible voice but you were so much more than that. I remember hanging in vans and showing each other our demos, it was so clear to me how much you loved music. May you Rest In Peace. Love you brother.”
Today is too hard. @KeatonPierce you were a man with an incredible voice but you were so much more than that. I remember hanging in vans and showing each other our demos, it was so clear to me how much you loved music. May you Rest In Peace. Love you brother.
— Evan Couture (@evancouture) March 26, 2022
Elijah Witt of Cane Hill said “Keaton was an angel on Earth, and he’ll be an angel in the grave.”
Keaton was an angel on earth and he’ll be an angel in the grave
— ugly (@elijahwitt) March 26, 2022
Our thoughts are with Keaton’s family and friends at this time.
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