The family claimed in a statement that Roth “passed peacefully in the arms of his family who loved and admired him” on Oct. 16. They added that “he maintained his wicked wit and humor” to the very end.
The family remarked, “When we remember that wonderful boy over the 25 years and 10 months that we knew him, the pain comes in waves, as do the tears and laughter.” A great child who is unstoppable, cheerful, wild, and full of energy. A man, only recently. I adore him. He will travel everywhere with us.
A graduate of Bennington College, Roth was a guitarist, composer and producer. He revealed on his Instagram account that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell cancer in November 2021.
“It has taken away half of my hearing, 60 pounds of weight, my confidence, and will continue its murderous path until I can manage to stop it some how, and kill it,” he wrote. “But it hasn’t taken away my will to survive, or my love of making music. It hasn’t taken me down yet.”