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Matt Roberts, Original 3 Doors Down Guitarist, Dead at 38

Guitarist and “Kryptonite” co-writer performed with band from 1996 formation until 2012

Daniel Kreps Aug 22, 2016
Todd Harrell, Brad Arnold and Matt Roberts performing in 2011. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Wikimedia Commons

Todd Harrell, Brad Arnold and Matt Roberts performing in 2011. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Wikimedia Commons

Matt Roberts, the longtime lead guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down before he left the band in 2012, died early Saturday morning in a hotel outside Milwaukee. He was 38.