Tributes have arrived from members of bands like Code Orange, Fucked Up, Touché Amoré, Hatebreed, Anthrax and more alongside indie groups like Beach Fossils, No Joy and Best Coast, as well as rapper Trinidad James. Comedians like Johnny Pemberton and Brandon Wardell have also shared their thoughts.
Yesterday, Power Trip confirmed Gale's passing with the following statement:
It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night. Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend. He touched so many lives through his lyrics and through his huge heart. He treated everyone he met as a friend and he always took care of his friends. We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind. You, the fans, meant so much to him, please know how special you are. If you have a memory of Riley please share it, no matter how small, as we remember him.
Gale died on Monday (August 24) at the age of 34. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Read tributes to the late artist below.
Riley forever. Devastating news. All our deepest love and condolences to his band, family, friends and Texas. 🌻 https://t.co/NH3NJQ1wCi— Touche Amore (@ToucheAmore) August 26, 2020
one of the best to ever ever do it https://t.co/DLS9BjrRu8— Fucked Up (@FUCKEDUP) August 26, 2020
Rip Riley Gale. #PowerTrip 🕊🙏🏿— Trinidad Jame$ (@Trinidadjamesgg) August 26, 2020
Riley was one of the sweetest guys ever. Anyone who spent any time with him knows that. What the actual fuck. 🥺💔 https://t.co/K8zuK6Lybo— Best Coast (@BestCoast) August 26, 2020
RIP riley gale— MISTY (formerly Johnny Pemberton) (@johnnypemberton) August 26, 2020
We met Riley Gale before both Power Trip or Ceremony ever existed, in 2005, when he hipped us to a hotel pool we could sneak into after a show in SATX. Anthony accidentally left his backpack behind, Riley went and retrieved it, mailed it back, and we've been friends ever since. pic.twitter.com/ONGy9QPxnG— CEREMONY (@ceremony) August 26, 2020
Heartbroken. RIP Riley. Power Trip is one of my favorite bands. https://t.co/eNGqasGrkM— Beach Fossils (@beachfossils) August 26, 2020
Rest In Power Riley Gale. A great frontman, wise beyond his years & bad ass on the mic! You will be greatly missed. Such a loss for heavy music. Our condolences to all who loved him. #RipRileyGale #PowerTrip https://t.co/t26lcEb4oG— Hatebreed (@hatebreed) August 26, 2020
Much love to Power Trip and the entire Texas family. This is shit.— Uniform (@uniform_nyc) August 26, 2020
So sad to hear of Riley Gale's passing. I only had the good fortune of meeting him once, but he had a way of making you feel like you'd known him forever, instantly. Such a profound loss. Love and deepest sympathies to @powertriptx and everyone close to him.— Jay Weinberg (@jayweinbergdrum) August 26, 2020
all the love to the @powertriptx family rn 🤍— NO JOY (@nojoy) August 26, 2020
Rest in Power, Riley Gale of Power Trip. We were looking forward to making memories together next year. Our thoughts are with you all. https://t.co/zbuynYcm55— Coheed and Cambria (@Coheed) August 26, 2020
Posted in Tribute to my friend Riley Gale.... Gone far to soon.. 35yrs old.. GOD BLESS YOU homie... So Fn sad.... pic.twitter.com/DwHoXdVj7R— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 26, 2020
I will love and miss you forever Riley.— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) August 26, 2020
pay respects to friends/people in the scene who had recently passed. So this is for Riley and the uncompromising legacy he leaves behind--one where he wasn't afraid to speak about social justice issues even if it meant alienating some of his fan base. pic.twitter.com/sdqVNxTWoD— hate5six (@hate5six) August 26, 2020
I love you, Riley.— guv (@youngguv) August 26, 2020
1985-2020 pic.twitter.com/Kr9yiMApjc— HEALTH (@_HEALTH_) August 26, 2020
really kind and cool dude. live show went crazy. such a funny storyteller. awesome guy. RIP https://t.co/IRYnrmru16— Brandon Wardell (@BRANDONWARDELL) August 26, 2020