Gale’s death was confirmed by his groupmates in a declaration posted Aug 25 (Gale died the night before). “Riley was a friend, a brother, a son,” they wrote. “Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and generous friend. He touched so many lives through his words and his huge heart.
Following the news of Gale’s death, many artists paid tribute to the leader, including Fucked Up, Touché Amoré, Code Orange, Anthrax, Uniform, Coheed and Cambria, Geoff Rickley, and more. Last October, Dallas organizers revealed plans for the upcoming Riley Gale Library at the Dallas Hope Center – the city’s only refuge for LGBTQ + youth.
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