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HIT THE LIGHTS Guitarist Kyle Maite Dies at 37.


Kyle Maite, guitarist of pop-punk band Hit The Lights passed away suddenly on September 20, 2022, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Hit The Lights made a statement just hours ago on their official social media platforms saying:

"It is with the heaviest hearts we at HTL have to announce the passing of our brother, friend and guitarist Kyle Maite. He left us on Tuesday morning, and everything is different now. Our lives have lost a glow. He is survived by his amazing wife and two beautiful children, and it’s absolutely unbearable to think about life without him here. We’re all a little lost right now, and we could type a novel of our thoughts and feelings, but it wouldn’t make a difference. He’s gone and all we have is each other to carry on the light he brought to every life he touched. Kyle was the best. A loyal, loving, dependable, rock solid human with a heart of gold. We will never get over this, and it’s hard to imagine a day when we won’t cry. We look forward to hugs and hangs and tears and laughs as we remember Kyle - and we’ll try to be thankful that we had the time we did with him. It is a massive loss for so many, and our hearts and thoughts are with the rest of his friends and family, who we know are grieving as deeply as we are. Kyle Maite Forever.

Two gofundme’s have been set up in his honor, you’re welcome to visit and donate to for his wife and children here:"

"Once we have some time to regroup and mourn, we will be making future announcements. Thank you for all the love amazing times we were able to share with you and Kyle.



HIT THE LIGHTS is best known for their hits "Body Bag" and "Drop the Girl" from 2008's "This is a Stick Up...Don't Make it a Murder" and 2006's breakout album "Skip School, Start Fights" respectively. The band has remained active touring with the likes of New Found Glory and All Tine Low, did extensive touring on The Vans Warped Tour and has sold over 120,000 albums in North America to date.


My thoughts go out to Kyle's family, wife and children. A GoFundMe has been set up for Kyle's funeral. I'll leave those in the links here:

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