Death Stranding soundtrack singer, Ryan Karazija of Low Roar, has passed away aged 40. News of his death was announced on Low Roar’s social media channels, prompting swift condolences from the game’s fans as well as the games industry. Hideo Kojima expressed his heartbreak and disbelief over Karazija’s passing, the cause of which has not been disclosed.
Death Stranding soundtrack has been widely praised
Low Roar was thrust into the limelight when its song “I’ll Keep Coming” was heavily featured in Death Stranding’s first trailer in 2016. Karazija was the band’s front man and lead singer. Low Roar previously said Sony approached the group to use the song but the company didn’t reveal what it was going to be used for. The band ended up making a significant contribution to Death Stranding.
“I can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it,” Kojima tweeted upon hearing the sad news. “Without Ryan, without you and your music, Death Stranding would not have been born. Your music will live forever in this world and in me. Thank you. Rest in peace.”
Kojima discovered Low Roar during a trip to Reykjavik. The band became a hit with the game’s fans.
PlayStation LifeStyle expresses its heartfelt condolences to Karazija’s loved ones.