The 28-year-old Architects guitarist had been fighting the disease for three years.

His twin brother and bandmate Dan Searle confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post, writing, "In the last two weeks it (cancer) suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us.

"He spent the last two months fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease and things appeared to be moving in the right direction."

"He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist," Dan added. "He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives."

Architects will pay tribute to their late guitarist on tour in the U.K. and Europe in October and November (16).

"We hope that these shows will be an opportunity for everyone out there to show their respects to my wonderful brother," Dan added. "It won't be easy for us to get on stage and play every night without him, but its something that we must do."