A Minneapolis / Saint Paul Artist died today.
As a rapper and lyricist, we may say “Eyedea”, whose real name was Michael Larsen, was a genius. He passed away this morning at the age of 29, just a month shy of his birthday, and with a performance scheduled for next week.
Eyedea was found by his mother. She posted the following statement on his Facebook page: ”It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away. At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss. On behalf of Mikey’s family, close friends and fans, thank you.”
With a location listed as "Your Computer" a virtual memorial event has been set up by Kathy Averill, Eyedeas mother. Reading all the comments has been heart breaking. I've personally been overcome with emotions so many times over this. Everyone really loved and respected the guy. All are shocked. So many praises of his talent. And true, if you watch only one video (and you won't, you'll keep digging) you can determine his level of perspective is far beyond being simply talented. Eyedea was spitting miracles.
From one Minneapolis artist to another, live forever buddy. Thank you for existing. Rest In Paradise.