Death Stranding’s soundtrack, with licensed music from Icelandic outfit Low Roar, is iconic. The sad news of lead singer Ryan Karazija’s passing has hit auteur Hideo Kojima hard, then. Karazija died over the weekend at just 40-years-old, after a “short illness” relating to pneumonia associated complications. Kojima, unsurprisingly, has led the tributes.
“I heard the news,” he said. “I can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it. Without Ryan, without you and your music, Death Stranding would not have been born. Your music will live forever in this world and in me. Thank you. Rest in peace.”
A statement from Low Roar added: “His beautiful music and lyrics, sung in his haunting voice have touched the lives of so many people all over the world, and will continue to do so. He was a kind and beautiful soul and our worlds are shattered by the loss of him. May we honour his memory through his art and hold him forever in his songs. The sixth Low Roar record was already underway and will be completed and released when it is ready. Please respect his family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”