2016 has without a doubt been a bitch about taking some good musicians way too soon.

This afternoon we learned another was taken far too soon.

Matt Roberts, 38, former guitarist for 3 Doors Down.

Matt left the band in 2012 due to unspecified health concerns.

Singer Brad Arnold has said Matt would always be a part of the band and would be welcomed back, with this sad news that reunion will now never be possible.

According to reports Matt and his father were in Wisconsin where he was scheduled to perform at a charity event later today.

Rip Matt.