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R.I.P. Casey Calvert - Our Friend and Friend to Animals

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Posted November 26, 2007 by peta2 staff

As many of you have probably already heard, our good friend Casey Calvert of Hawthorne Heights passed away over the weekend. He will be missed by all…

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I have been on many tours with Casey over the last couple of years. Casey was one of the nicest people I have met in all my years on the road. I used to give him a hard time about leaving a venue before he needed to be on stage to go watch ‘A Nightmare before Christmas’ or some other similar type movie. He was always so nice to everyone he met, and willing to take the time to say hello to his fans. He also cared about animals and was always willing to be a voice for them. I really do not know what to say, but Casey will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to his family and band mates. –Jason Bayless

I met Casey on Warped Tour this past summer. Although he generally steered clear of the spotlight, he was always willing work with peta2 to be a voice for animals. Every encounter I had with Casey, he would always tell me that he was willing to do whatever for the animals, and to let him know about any upcoming projects with peta2. He will truly be missed. –Lara Sanders

If I would have randomly met Casey on the street, I would have had no idea that he was a professional rock star. He was so shy and sweet. I remember one time running into him at the local mall when Hawthorne Heights was in town. He was all by himself, and we asked him what he was up to. He said that he had just finished playing, and he had dashed out right away to make it in time to see the brand new Harry Potter movie- and to this day, I don’t think I have ever seen anyone more excited to watch a Harry Potter film. Casey was a sweetheart and will be remembered forever. -Mylie Thompson

Casey was always interested in updates to peta2 campaigns over the years, tried to make it a point to stop by our booth at festivals and tours just to say hello, and was one of the most consistent supporters of all that we do to help animals. He’s inspired many Street Teamers to get more active for animals and has helped to educate thousands of music fans about cruelty to animals for campaigns such as the one we have against KFC. –Pulin Modi

I remember Casey coming to our table at Warped Tour signing the petition, asking about the shirts, and looking at the stickers and leaflets. He actually stopped by the table a couple of times during Hawthorne Heights’ time on Warped Tour and said hello and what not. Really one of the nicest band members that I have spoken with. –Cody Ammerman

At Bamboozle, I gave Casey a vegan chocolate chip cookie bar made by the lovely people at Trustkill Records. Casey got the biggest grin on his face I’ve ever seen. It was absolutely adorable! –Nicole Nuss

Casey would email me out of the blue with all these ideas about things that he could do with us to help animals. He was always thinking about new ways that he could get involved to help animals. -Dan Shannon

Casey was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with at peta2- so down to earth and friendly. He was a true friend of the animals, and will be missed by many. –Violet Owens

Do you have a memory of Casey you’d like to share? Or maybe you’d like to express your condolences to his family and friends? Please do so by commenting below

We’ll miss you, Casey.

-Lara

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  • 2583 days ago

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    they played at a bar my dad wouldnt take me in becuase i was 10 at the time and he didnt think it was safe so and you could hear him and i saw him after and i hugged him and talked to him one of the nice guys when i found out he died i started crying
    he was loved and will always be

  • 2708 days ago

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    hawthorne heights has been my favorite band since they came out on 2004. it hasn’t changed. casey, im so depressed that your gone, and i will never get to see you again, but i’m glad i saw you at the 13th warped tour in 2007. i promise that i’ll do everthing i can for these poor animals. i love you and miss you!

  • 2759 days ago

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    your screaming and you were the shit man! the sweetest guy ive ever met. i tore some shit up when i saw you at warped and now im glad i got the opportunity to see/meet you.
    its so hard to believe that your gone, but your off to a better place
    well see you soon hommie :]
    -Brittney
    RIP sweetheart your screaming and you were the shit man! the sweetest guy ive ever met. i tore some shit up when i saw you at warped and now im glad i got the opportunity to see/meet you.
    its so hard to believe that your gone, but your off to a better place
    well see you soon hommie :]
    -Brittney
    RIP sweetheart <3

  • 2759 days ago

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    Dude you rock Hwathorne Heights is my fav band!!!
    Casey thanks for getting me involved to save chickens… KFC will DIE!!!

  • 2775 days ago

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    I heard the news on monday and fell to my knees. Ive met Casey and he was the sweetest guy ever. Nobody has a bad thing to say about him, because u know what? Their was nothing bad about him. At all. He was so kind and a HUGE animal lover. I still cant believe he is gone. The music world has suffered a loss that is so tradgic. Their is a void in everyones life that will never be filled again. I went to the visitaion on Thursday evening and i couldnt believe where i was. Who i was their for. It was almost dream like. Such a young lively person. He was one of the funniest band members ive ever met and i will never forget that smile and laugh of his. It was contagious. Hawthorne Heights is my favorite band and i cant believe this has happened. WE WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS CASEY!!!!
    “As days go by..The memories remain, WE WONT LET GO”!!!

  • 2775 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I heard the news on monday and fell to my knees. Ive met Casey and he was the sweetest guy ever. Nobody has a bad thing to say about him, because u know what? Their was nothing bad about him. At all. He was so kind and a HUGE animal lover. I still cant believe he is gone. The music world has suffered a loss that is so tradgic. Their is a void in everyones life that will never be filled again. I went to the visitaion on Thursday evening and i couldnt believe where i was. Who i was their for. It was almost dream like. Such a young lively person. He was one of the funniest band members ive ever met and i will never forget that smile and laugh of his. It was contagious. Hawthorne Heights is my favorite band and i cant believe this has happened. WE WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS CASEY!!!!
    “As days go by..The memories remain, WE WONT LET GO”!!!

  • 2776 days ago

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    There’s nothing more sad than this. I give my sympathy to the boys of Hawthorne Heights and his family anf friends. I listened to the band for awhile, but than I sort of drifted away, but I still never really forgot them. Casey seemed like a very sweet and loving guy, it’s hard to lose someone like that. His poor wife, my heart goes out to her, but most of all the band. Casey and the guys were best friends, it has to be so hard to lose your friend. I couldn’t do it, but I’m glad that the boys are staying strong. I still can’t believe that he’s gone, but it was his time. We miss you dearly Casey! R.I.P.!!

  • 2776 days ago

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    R.I.P Casey, you will be missed but your music will live on in the hearts of others and inspire us to be as amazing as you were.
    Visitation and funeral arrangements are as follows:
    visitation: Thursday 9-11
    Burial : Friday 11 am
    Our Hearts Are in Ohio

  • 2777 days ago

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    When I watched the video tribute to Casey, I started crying.
    When I first saw Hawthorne Heights live, I didn’t know who Casey was, and I fell in love seeing him on stage and was excited to learn he was active in PETA.
    RIP Casey.

  • 2777 days ago

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    You will always be remembered Casey!
    When I found uot I cried

  • 2777 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    why did it have to be you!

  • 2778 days ago

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    um how can i say this, i dont think words can describe enough how everyone is feeling.i guess all i can say is that he was amazing at screaming and playing the guitar.he was way to young to die.
    best wishes to the band and all the family
    rip casey calvert

  • 2778 days ago

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    Casey is a sweetheart, really. A few months ago, I tried being vegetarian [which lasted about 3 weeks] and ever since i found out, I’m doing it not only for the animals [cried so hard waatching peta’s vidoes] but also for Casey. He’s inspired so many people to become vegetarian or play the guitar. He’s in a better place, which is what he deserves. I’ll definetly miss him.
    I Love You, Casey.
    May you sleep with angels
    &&
    Walk across gold.
    See you in heaven(:
    Casey is a sweetheart, really. A few months ago, I tried being vegetarian [which lasted about 3 weeks] and ever since i found out, I’m doing it not only for the animals [cried so hard waatching peta’s vidoes] but also for Casey. He’s inspired so many people to become vegetarian or play the guitar. He’s in a better place, which is what he deserves. I’ll definetly miss him.
    I Love You, Casey.
    May you sleep with angels
    &&
    Walk across gold.
    See you in heaven(:
    <3333
    -rachel.x

  • 2778 days ago

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    Casey is a sweetheart, really. A few months ago, I tried being vegetarian [which lasted about 3 weeks] and ever since i found out, I’m doing it not only for the animals [cried so hard waatching peta’s vidoes] but also for Casey. He’s inspired so many people to become vegetarian or play the guitar. He’s in a better place, which is what he deserves. I’ll definetly miss him.
    I Love You, Casey.
    May you sleep with angels
    &&
    Walk across gold.
    See you in heaven(:
    Casey is a sweetheart, really. A few months ago, I tried being vegetarian [which lasted about 3 weeks] and ever since i found out, I’m doing it not only for the animals [cried so hard waatching peta’s vidoes] but also for Casey. He’s inspired so many people to become vegetarian or play the guitar. He’s in a better place, which is what he deserves. I’ll definetly miss him.
    I Love You, Casey.
    May you sleep with angels
    &&
    Walk across gold.
    See you in heaven(:
    <3333
    -rachel.x

  • Sam

    2778 days ago

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    I found out on Saturday, & ever since,
    I haven’t been able to get it out of my head.
    I even cried a couple of times.
    I met Casey at Warped Tour and got his autograph.
    He was such an amazing guy]:
    My heart is out to Casey’s family, friends, and fans.
    Rest In Peace, Casey.
    You will be greatly missed.

  • 2778 days ago

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    casey was so AWESOME!!!! he will always be remembered in our hearts. When I found out i was so choked i cried. I will always miss him!

  • dan

    2778 days ago

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    casey calvert…..
    what a musician….
    honestly he was my favorite guitarist of all time because i have a dvd of hawthorne heights and it seemed he gave it 110% every note he played and every word he screamed…..casey i love you and you will be truly truly TRULY missed..
    casey calvert
    1981-2007 r.i.p
    your SCREAMS will be heard forever!!!

  • 2778 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    First Beatz now you
    why is it that the good die so young
    You Will Be Missed
    Rest In Peace My Friend

  • 2778 days ago

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    i misss caseyyyyyyyyy!!!
    i found out at 4 in the morning on saturday night and cried myslef to sleep.
    i loved hawthorne heights thye wrote my song [niki fm]
    they are amazing and casey i’m sure will be missed by everyone.
    my heart totally goes out to the band and his family who are probably alot more crushed than i am about this.
    an thats pretty crushed.

  • 2778 days ago

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    It seems like HH barely came out… Casey was always my inspiration in my band.. I always looked up to him and his SCREAMS for help on how to better myself…. Well all miss you Casey
    Sincerly,
    SwitchBlade Betty

  • 2779 days ago

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    Even though i didnt really like Hawthorne Heights it still depresses me that Casey Calvert Has Died Recently. He died November 24th 2007 He was olny 26. He Died in his sleep and no he was not taking any drugs. This really makes me think about how much i truly love everyone thats in my life.
    RIP Casey Calvert

  • 2779 days ago

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    R.I.P… No one should have to go at such a young age, especially such a nice guy. R.I.P… No one should have to go at such a young age, especially such a nice guy. <3

  • 2779 days ago

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    We will all miss Casey Calvert, I know I will. All the animals he has saved….The animals thank him, and I thank him. Thank you Casey, and God rest your soul. I will never forget your voice, Hawthorne Heights will never be the same without you =[
    We will all miss Casey Calvert, I know I will. All the animals he has saved….The animals thank him, and I thank him. Thank you Casey, and God rest your soul. I will never forget your voice, Hawthorne Heights will never be the same without you =[
    <3

  • 2779 days ago

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    R.I.P. Casey
    You will be missed by many. :(

  • 2779 days ago

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    I hate that Caseys gone. I heard about it the next day through myspace. I still can’t believe it. He was one of the reasons I became a vegetarian. even tho I only got to talk to him once for a short time, I feel like I really knew him. It was so crazy, right after a show last October we went backstage to meet Hawthorne Heights, Casey had changed into pjs with monkeys, he had taken his rings out of his ears and lip, just thinking about it makes me smile. He will be missed greatly and never forgotten. Casey’s death has brought back many memories, mostly of Beatz…
    All I can listen to is Hawthorne Heights and Bayside.
    R.I.P. Casey.

  • dan

    2779 days ago

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    r.i.p casey calvert
    your SCREAMS will last forever!!!!!!!!

  • 2780 days ago

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    i heard the news on the 24. i couldnt get it through my head that hes really gone…. i hated hearing. casey wa the nicet guy iv talked to. i will miss him. Casey will never be forgotten. R.I.P Casey nowing that your fans, friends, and family love you. Everyone will be in my pryers
    R.I.P Casey Calvert R.I.P

  • 2780 days ago

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    I cant believe this happened.
    I remember reading last Halloween about John Beatz.
    words just arent enough
    Casey will never be forgotten.

  • 2780 days ago

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    I heard about this on Saturday and I begam sobbing. HH was my all time favorite band a few years back. I met Casey before and he is so sweet and sincere. I miss him dearly. R.I.P. Casey Calvert!

  • 2780 days ago

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    i met him when he came to my city.. we were wearing the same shirt and had the same guitar strap. it seems unreal that he’s gone. but he’s in a better place now.. we’ll never forget him and the difference he made for animals.

  • Ben

    2780 days ago

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    This is so sad. He worked so hard to be nice to everyone and be a voice for everyone and just dies so randomly.

  • liz

    2780 days ago

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    this is so sad news
    its so very trajic
    i feel sympathy for the band members
    i think they were on tour while this happned
    the family must feel the great loss
    they have my prayers
    R.I.P. Casey Calvert
    your on your own now
    no longer held down by the earthly possesions
    you were ment for so much more
    see you in heaven boy

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