Very sad news has reached us of the passing of AWS lead singer Ãrs SiklÃ³si from leukaemia at the age of only 29.
SiklÃ³si was diagnosed with leukaemia in June 2020, but he continued working on his first studio album and on the fifth AWS album which was planned for the summer, until he unfortunately passed away on the 5th of february 2021.
As a founding member and part of the Hungarian metal band AWS, SiklÃ³si took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song ”ViszlÃ¡t NyÃ¡r” with which they reached the grand final. Apart from that, AWS published four studio albums, one EP and were invited to play at the Wacken Open Air.
The remaining band members shared their thoughts about Ãrs on social media:
”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 lifes but in the music scene. Ãrs was the fire himself, warm hearted companion and friend, an inspiring person who you could trust and always relay on. He was a true wonder.
We were all very lucky to have had him in our lifes and as much as Ãrs will be missed, he will remain with us all, every day, as long as we can remember.”
The Eurovision entry from AWS, ”ViszlÃ¡t NyÃ¡r”:
We send our deepest condolences to Ãrs’ family and friends, our thoughts are with them in these difficult times.