According to The Pulse Of Radio, BREAKING BENJAMIN guitarist Jasen Rauch and his wife Heather suffered a tragic loss over the Christmas holiday as their son was born prematurely and unfortunately did not survive. Rauch wrote: "These last 24 hours have been some of the hardest I think I've ever faced. Most of you know Heather and I were expecting our newest little baby Rauch next summer. We couldn't have been more excited and thankful. Unfortunately, our Christmas took a turn on us this week. Little Henry Mitchell Rauch was delivered and went to be with Jesus earlier this morning."
Rauch added: "It's a loss neither of us know how to even begin to process. We are both so thankful for the support from friends and family that has been pouring in from around us. As sad as it has been, I want to focus on how incredible Henry was… I know he's looking down on us now smiling and telling us it's going to be okay. Mommy and Daddy love you, Henry. You'll be with us always."
The Rauchs already have one son named Mitchell. Jasen also has two daughters from a previous marriage.
Jasen Rauch was formerly the lead guitarist for RED. He did some songwriting work for BREAKING BENJAMIN and joined the band officially in late 2014, appearing on the group's 2015 comeback album, "Dark Before Dawn".
BREAKING BENJAMIN will hit the road this January for a short run of dates starting on January 10 in Silver Spring, Maryland, and ending on January 28 in Cleveland, Ohio.