Very sad news has reached us of the passing of AWS lead singer Örs Siklósi from leukaemia at the age of only 29.
Siklósi 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, Siklósi took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song ”Viszlát Nyár” 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 Örs 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. Örs 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 Örs will be missed, he will remain with us all, every day, as long as we can remember.”
The Eurovision entry from AWS, ”Viszlát Nyár”:
We send our deepest condolences to Örs’ family and friends, our thoughts are with them in these difficult times.