DJ and producer i_o has died.
The artist, real name Garrett Falls Lockhart, passed away on Monday (23rd) aged 30. No cause of death has been announced.
His passing was confirmed in a statement via his official social media pages. "On Monday, November 23rd, the world lost a beautiful soul, Garrett Falls Lockhart, also known as i_o," the statement reads. “This extremely talented spirit taught us that even if nothing matters, you can still lead with love. Garrett’s truth and soul lives on through the music he shared.”
Lockhart was a regular on the EDM circuit, and last year worked with Grimes on her album 'Miss Anthropocene', as well as releasing records via Deadmau5' Mau5trap imprint.
Tributes were paid online by artists including Camelphat, Funtcase and REZZ.
RIP Mate, I hope you find your peace. Keep spinning them tunes up there.
— CAMELPHAT (@CamelPhat) November 25, 2020
Garrett my dude. I had some awesome times with you man, I hope you’re resting well. Say hello to cookie for me
— FuntCase | DPMO (@FuntCaseUK) November 25, 2020
I really am speechless
Rest In Peace Garret
This year is fucking shit pic.twitter.com/KeTEXmB74n
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) November 24, 2020
— SHAPES (@ShapesHQ) November 25, 2020
Terrible news about I_O. Never knew him personally but was an extremely talented producer and way too young to pass away. Thought with his friends and family. RIP
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) November 25, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know i_o over the past year. Garrett played several livestreams for us during quarantine & his smile made a lasting impression.
Rest In Peace to a beautiful soul, you will be deeply missed, may your music and spirit live on forever pic.twitter.com/K9cKiWdVuE
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) November 25, 2020