Never had the chance to meet Casey, but everyone I know that has, has told me what a stand-up guy he was. As with many of you, Casey and Hawthorne Heights were my gateway to bands with screaming. R.I.P.
a lot of the girls in my clique were in tears about this when the news broke, I didn't give Hawthorne Heights the time of day until last year. I wish I had gotten into them sooner. Rest In Peace, Casey.