Saturday, July 30, 2011

Poppunkobit: Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw, singer, guitarist and songwriter with The Early Strike, died on Tuesday.

Shaw had been diagnosed with pediatric cancer DSRCT in 2007, and had remained in the band despite periods of pain and serious illness.

The Flordia-Texas punk band had completed two Vans Warped Tours, and a self-titled album had a release in early 2009. Work on a follow-up had been started, with David J Holman producing.

Ryan Shaw was 22. A fundraiser for pediatric cancer in his memory has been set up through PayPal.