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Saved By Grace frontman dies

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:19 AM PT


Josh Broadhead, vocalist for defunct Kansas City, MO metalcore band Saved By Grace has reportedly passed away. Though details remain unclear, Broadhead apparently hanged himself on Monday. He was twenty-nine years old.

The group had been active from roughly 1999 through 2002, before calling it quits in late-2003. Members of the band also did time in bands such as Hopesfall and Eighteen Visions. Prior to breaking up, Saved By Grace released a split with The Esoteric and a full-length with Recorse Records (Winds Of Plague, Love Is Red).


71 comments


7/28/2010 9:27:15 AM
Am I really reading a news post about how hung some guy was? AND posting in said news post?

7/28/2010 9:44:24 AM
They released some good jams back in the day, sad way to go.

7/28/2010 9:44:28 AM
where was grace when he needed it?!?!?!

7/28/2010 9:48:23 AM
This is bad news.

7/28/2010 10:03:32 AM
saved by the noose is more like it

7/28/2010 10:29:30 AM
Oh yeah... this band. Well, so much for a reunion. Where was "grace" when he was swinging by a rope?

7/28/2010 10:30:02 AM
that truly sucks.

7/28/2010 10:42:28 AM
he jorshed himself

7/28/2010 10:46:52 AM
WHAT?! OH MY GOD.

7/28/2010 10:53:49 AM
broadhead was here.

7/28/2010 11:03:41 AM
just listened to them last night, that's shitty :/

7/28/2010 11:08:55 AM
this band was amazing. for fans of 7A7P.

7/28/2010 11:20:04 AM
If anyone has their album "For What You Have Done", care to upload it and possibly link it here? I need to play it in commemoration and it just seems like nobody has it. Please and thank you.

7/28/2010 11:26:57 AM
extremely sad news to read this morning. great band back in the day. prayers go out to his friends and family

7/28/2010 11:29:08 AM
He's dead inside. So dead inside. Rip

7/28/2010 11:31:13 AM
goodbye to closeness...

7/28/2010 11:32:06 AM
Some of you emo gays need a good beatdown.

7/28/2010 11:32:54 AM
This is bad noose.

7/28/2010 11:34:57 AM
Josh and the rest of the guys in Saved By Grace really helped us out when we were first starting out. Josh was a good guy. This is a bummer. :(

7/28/2010 11:38:11 AM
Kelly 7/28/2010 11:32:54 AM This is bad noose<<i know i am all choked up

7/28/2010 11:46:23 AM
more like josh broaddead

7/28/2010 11:48:42 AM
r.i.p. josh hopefully you did not hang yourself suicide is not the way to go.

7/28/2010 11:51:55 AM
"tuff" is awesome at reading and comprehending

7/28/2010 11:53:34 AM
the fullength they had out in 2002 was pretty radical

7/28/2010 12:15:26 PM
hey shat crew it say`s he apparently hung himself not a 100%.

7/28/2010 12:20:06 PM
hahaahaha gay

7/28/2010 12:27:33 PM
I wish this was news of shatcrew hanging himself.

7/28/2010 12:54:06 PM
good tunes back in the day...

7/28/2010 12:57:38 PM
Seriously sucks.

7/28/2010 1:05:01 PM
I hear that a child will grow up with no father because of this, and you're cracking jokes. LG fails.

7/28/2010 1:19:06 PM
xmusicislifex 7/28/2010 11:38:11 AM Kelly 7/28/2010 11:32:54 AM This is bad noose<<i know i am all choked up<<i wish theyd release some details and not leave us hangin

7/28/2010 1:36:04 PM
its not 100% bro somebody might have gone in his room and hung him while he was sleeping

7/28/2010 1:41:16 PM
Did you mean he "hung himself"?

7/28/2010 1:52:19 PM
"hanged himself" is grammatically correct.

7/28/2010 1:58:52 PM
moshed with and enjoyed this guy's pressence. the gayest thing I've ever said. bummed.

7/28/2010 2:14:12 PM
Sorry but I have no sympathy for shit like this.

7/28/2010 2:22:27 PM
A dude at my work threw himself out his office window last week. Head first, 17 stories. They had the body covered up by the time I got there. I was bummed.

7/28/2010 2:28:48 PM
Autoerotic asphyxiation with the clothes on? Could be. Anyways... didn't know the band, but death is never a good thing. Rest in peace.

7/28/2010 2:31:33 PM
no idea who this is but R.I.P.

7/28/2010 2:37:13 PM
More people should follow this example

7/28/2010 3:03:58 PM
RIP

7/28/2010 3:12:22 PM
Never heard them, but that's terrible. RIP

7/28/2010 3:17:03 PM
yeah i never liked how they say 'hanged' instead of 'hung'. i never got that.

7/28/2010 4:12:24 PM
Band was meh but sad to hear he died. RIP

7/28/2010 4:36:45 PM
lol

7/28/2010 6:37:13 PM
this is not a joke or something to joke about. josh was a great friend and father and will be greatly missed regardless of how he passed. I love you JOSH RIP.

7/28/2010 6:43:37 PM
He killed himself. He had a kid. Death is unfortunate, but suicide is so fcking selfish. RIP

7/28/2010 6:47:10 PM
if you did not kno him or the situation and have nothing nice to say then nothing should be said. people need to have respect for him and his family.

7/28/2010 9:25:41 PM
So dead inside. And outside.

7/28/2010 11:38:17 PM
Josh had a pretty rough life as a child, read the lyrics sometime. It's surprising he made it to 29.

7/28/2010 11:43:05 PM
Saved By Grace stole the show at Cornerstone in 2000. I never quite had or have seen anything like it. The ground was literally shaking from people running during the fast part of Mark of Your Letter. A lot of Kansas City Owns You t-shirts.

7/28/2010 11:44:53 PM
ladygaga and others wanting to commemorate- http://www.mediafire.com/?j2odnnyemnj

7/29/2010 12:20:03 AM
That's a pretty painful way to go. I would assume he was really fcked up inside.

7/29/2010 3:01:27 AM
Really, really shitty. For What You Have Done is one of my favorite metalcore albums from this era.

7/29/2010 6:08:41 AM
Where was Grace?

7/29/2010 9:11:59 AM
i can't believe the shit i'm reading here. joshua is my ex husband...and our 5 year old son now has to live without his father, whom he adored. it is possible my son will one day read all this bullshit. a little respect for the dead?

7/29/2010 9:47:04 AM
Omegaman 7/28/2010 1:05:01 PM I hear that a child will grow up with no father because of this, and you're cracking jokes. LG fails. Seriously. fck you guys.

7/29/2010 10:29:35 AM
Josh, For What You Have Done for me throughout my youth with that album was nothing short of legendary.

7/29/2010 10:52:38 AM
Sad news. I remember chilling with him back in the day. Does anyone have any material from Saved By Grace after For What You Have Done? I remember there being some sick shit that was unreleased.

7/29/2010 11:06:21 AM
IN DUE RESPONSE FOR THOSE WHO REQUESTED FOR THIS ALBUM'S UPLOAD: http://rapidshare.com/files/409810733/Saved_By_G
race_-_For_What_You_Have_Done__RIP_JOSH_BROADHEA
D_.html

7/29/2010 1:11:40 PM
Josh was my friend. He was a good man and does not deserve the ignorant criticisms displayed here. Even while dealing with his own troubles, he offered help, support and friendship to my daughter and I. If you did not know him, I am sorry for you.

7/29/2010 1:12:23 PM
(cont'd) He was a loving father, son and friend. Kansas City is mourning today. He is forever in our hearts.

7/29/2010 1:21:15 PM
you know what you guys should grow up, i'm a dad, and my son sits on my lap and reads this message board while i click through it, i'm sick of having to

7/29/2010 1:21:33 PM
(cont.) shield my sons eyes from talks of penis, and crease smell? on a music messageboard, get it together

7/29/2010 1:30:34 PM
I have total respect for the dead and I am not truly trying to offend people who are affected by this, but i hate to say, you are on the wrong website for grieving a lost one. My thoughts go out to his friends & family but come on, this is LAMBGOAT

7/29/2010 2:15:43 PM
R.I.P. JOSH SOUNDS LIKE YOU`LL BE MISSED I`LL HAVE TO CHECK OUT YOUR MUSIC.

7/29/2010 4:22:00 PM
LizKC 7/29/2010 1:12:23 PM (cont'd) He was a loving father, son and friend. Kansas City is mourning today. He is forever in our hearts.>>>No kansas city mourns because their baseball team sucks.

7/30/2010 8:52:25 AM
I heard his band was going to do a cover of New Kids on the Block's "Hangin' Tough"...

8/1/2010 11:35:24 PM
Agreed. While this is a terrible tragedy, lambgoat is NOT the place to come for sympathy. People go out of there way to be horrible on here and you should know that. RIP

anonymous
1/29/2012 7:01:39 PM
Joshua, squish, angelic faced, funny, quirky, confident, admirable and wounded, & abandoned by your mother, she should be dead not you, innocent one. How can any child succeed in life when their mother openly admits in the presence of her only child : I never wanted you, I never wanted any children", I can't believe Joshuas son is permitted to see or spend a moment of time with the singular person that sucked away his own will to live. Josh, I morn you everyday. I love you josh.

9/15/2014 7:48:10 PM
Their album still makes me cry