FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, April 8, 2010, Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying performs at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Authorities say the singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has been arrested Tuesday May 7, 2013 in Southern California after trying to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife. The San Diego County Sheriff�s Department says in a statement that 32-year-old Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday in Oceanside. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Updated at 1:54 PM PDT
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was in custody Wednesday, accused by San Diego County sheriff's deputies of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.
Fans of the Christian metal ban shared their shock, sadness and even a few sarcastic comments through social media.
Many of the tweets were in foreign languages, proof of the Grammy-nominated group's international popularity.