30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band

The precise reasons for his departure are still unknown, but from the looks of it, it seems as though he is departing on good terms

30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band

After weeks of chatter and speculation, 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist Tomo Miličević has confirmed his departure from the band. His official confirmation came in the form of a long, heartening post on his twitter.

Tomo Milicevic confirming his departure (twitter)
Tomo Milicevic confirming his departure (twitter)

He said: “I don’t really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this.

“But please believe me when I say that this is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band.

“Please don’t be sad or angry over this and most of all, please don’t be divided about this, this is a good thing and will be good for everyone.”

The precise reasons for his departure are still unknown, but from the looks of it, it seems as though he is departing on good terms.

He even included a warm tribute to his fellow bandmates.

He wrote: “I want to say thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream and to have been able to share the stage with them for so long.

“I’ll cherish the moments we had together and I’ll have love in my heard every time I think of those days until I draw my final breath.”

Tomo Milicevic said it was the 'right thing for him to do (Getty Images)
Tomo Milicevic said it was the 'right thing for him to do (Getty Images)

Though fans will be devastated to hear of his departure, it does not come as a complete surprise. For soon after the band began their Monolith Tour in Europe, they tweeted that Tomo will be taking a break from the tour.

They said: “We wanted to let you know that Tomo is taking a break from tour to deal with some personal matters.

“Thank you for respecting his privacy at this time. We will be continuing the Monolith Tour and are looking forward to seeing you all on the road very soon.”

 Tomo Milicevic, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
 Tomo Milicevic, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

While the band was quick to tweet about the guitarist’s break, they are yet to comment on his official departure.

Tomo was born in Sarajevo and raised in Troy, Michigan. It was here Michigan that he first pursued his passion for music. But his road to fame only truly started 15 years ago when he joined 30 Seconds to Mars in 2003. Through the success of ‘The Kill’ and ‘Hurricane,’ it has been a long yet musically euphoric journey since for Tomo.

Though his presence will be missed, he will never be forgotten. Tomo said it best: “Even though I am leaving the band my spirit will never leave the family.”