Örs Siklósi the frontman of AWS who competed at Eurovision 2018 has died at the age of 29.
AWS frontman Örs Siklósi has died at the age of 29 following a battle with leukemia. The singer was diagnosed with leukemia in July of last year and passed away yesterday. Örs was born in 1992 and formed AWS with his friends in 2006. They would go on to win A Dal in 2018 and finish 21st in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The band released a statement on Facebook:
“To say the unspeakable, to write what no words can describe. This is what we need to do now. Last June Örs had been diagnosed with leukaemia and now we are deeply saddened to inform you that he passed away yesterday.
He wanted to open up about his illness last month, he had planned to release his first solo record this Spring and we were set to make the fifth AWS record and play shows again this Fall. During this period his bravery and dignity were exemplary.
His creativity, the depth of his lyrics and his presence on the stage will be greatly missed. Losing him is beyond our reach and he will leave a vast space not just in our lives but in the music scene.
Örs was the fire himself, warm hearted companion and friend, an inspiring person whom you could trust and always relay on. He was a true wonder.
We’re opening our arms and hearts to his family, his friends and everyone who ever felt touched even through his lyrics.
We were all very lucky to have had him in our lives and as much as Örs will be missed by us all, he will remain with us all, every day, as long as we can remember.”
The Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to Örs’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv | Source: AWS