Tom Searle

Architects guitarist Tom Searle has died, aged 28, after a battle with cancer.

A post by his twin brother Dan on the band’s Facebook page said Tom had been living with cancer for three years.

“In the last two weeks it suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us,” he wrote.

“He spent the last two months fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease and things appeared to be moving in the right direction.”

The metal band from Brighton is regularly played on the Radio 1 Rock show with Daniel P Carter.

He posted a simple ‘X’ on Twitter after finding out about Tom’s death.

“He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist,” Dan wrote. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.”

The band will continue on their tour with a UK and European headline slot starting in October.

In June, they cancelled their North American headline tour.