My little brother is 10 and of course he loves Cartoon Network, and it's my favorite channel. So I went to the Cartoon Network and did an interview with a puppet and I wrote a cheesy song on the guitar about Cartoon Network and how much I love and miss it on tour, and it was really stupid. I kind of regret it, but not really. My little brother had a blast. And we got all kinds of free toys and stuff, too.
In 2016, he recorded vocals for the song "Hello, Goodbye" for Amy Lee's children's album, Dream Too Much. On January 11, 2018, Amy posted the devastating news that Robby had passed away:
Today I said goodbye to one of my best friends in life, one of my favorite people on earth, my irreplaceable little brother, Robby. If you knew my family, you knew him. He was the absolute best of us, everybody’s favorite, our hero. He inspired and influenced so many people. He was incredibly kind, loving, thoughtful, generous, witty, hilarious, selfless. He loved music. He loved animals. He loved people. More than anything he loved us, and he always showed us. Robby battled severe epilepsy since he was 7 and we always knew our time together was precious- he loved like every day could be the last. He always told us he loved us, every single time we were together. May we all live like that- don’t waste any time. I love him more than I could ever say in words, and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. He will always be such a huge part of me. Sweet dreams, Rob. I know we’ll be together again in heaven. And I’ll see you in my dreams.
Evanescence played a cover of The Beatles' "Across the Universe" on their 2018 Synthesis tour in tribute to him, because he was a Beatles fan. A studio version was recorded and released as a bonus track on A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio.
Amy wrote "Far From Heaven" off The Bitter Truth "indirectly" about him. She played the album for her family on Christmas day of 2020 and this particular track made her father cry. The "Artifact" part of the album's intro, "Artifact/The Turn", is dedicated to him. Amy said that her brother's presence on the album is "all over it."
- "Obituary for Robert "Robby" Thomas Lee, of Little Rock, AR". Arkansas Democrat Gazette
- "Evanescence's Amy Lee hopes to get into film, rages against cheesy female idols". June 10, 2004. MTV News.
- Lee, Amy (January 11, 2018). "Today I said goodbye to one of my best friends...". Facebook.
- "”I needed to face the abyss head on“: Evanescence's Bitter Truth laid bare". March 10, 2021. Kerrang!.
- "The Tragedies That Inspired Evanescence's 'The Bitter Truth'". May 10, 2021. Loudwire.
- ""My brother is all over this record", how Amy Lee's private tragedy shaped Evanescence's new album". May 12, 2021. Metal Hammer.