Rapper Eyedea dies
2010-10-17 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 59 Comments

Rapper Michael Larsen, known by his stage name Eyedea, has died at the age of 28.

Larsen was one half of the Minneapolis duo Eyedea & Abilities, as well as an accomplished solo performer and battle rapper.

The exact cause of death is unknown, however it is understood that Larsen's mother Kathy found him on Sunday morning and broke the news on Facebook later in the day.

She wrote: "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."

Larsen's mother has begun a fund in order to cover the costs of his burial.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154904894545542

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Band Page: Eyedea & Abilities

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JustJoe
October 17th 2010

1399 Comments


Damn, I remember listening to "First Born" a while back. He had style on the mic. R.I.P.

Obfuscation24
October 17th 2010

3939 Comments


RIP

Emim
October 17th 2010

26512 Comments


Wait, what?

Damn, just got his album recently...

RIP

Psilocyanide
October 17th 2010

1823 Comments


damn shame.

shindip
October 17th 2010

3536 Comments


sad rip

Fort23
October 17th 2010

2474 Comments


holy shit is this for real? RIP. he was slug's hype man for awhile too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40MA0pl7Oa0

this is the shit.

BigTuna
October 17th 2010

5154 Comments


wow RIP

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LepreCon
October 17th 2010

3612 Comments


Never heard of him but that still sucks, RIP

Urinetrouble
October 17th 2010

5755 Comments


i knew this would happen. i sent in a news article on this and look, dave posted it under his name. kinda butthurt now

also, RIP. Great artist

ButcheredChildren
October 17th 2010

5591 Comments


Eyedea was 1 of my ex's favourite rappers

RIP you will be missed

Urinetrouble
October 17th 2010

5755 Comments


anybody else donating to the funeral services?

think im gonna spin some eyedea right now

JustJoe
October 17th 2010

1399 Comments


I would if I weren't flat broke. Definitely seems like a good enough reason to give "First Born" another listen.

MCGF
October 17th 2010

361 Comments


28 years old... fucking tragedy. rip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzVpyywIZlI&feature=related

Urinetrouble
October 17th 2010

5755 Comments


i see your point. this hit me pretty hard because i hanged out with this guy 2 or 3 times and he was real cool to me

RosaParks
October 17th 2010

14592 Comments


NOOOOOOO FUCK NOOOOOOO
Whyyyyyy :[[[[
RIP man. Ily
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK7lBMmGJiM
Man was brilliant.

JustJoe
October 17th 2010

1399 Comments


Oh snap, that's rough. In either case, giving him my iPod's attention for the remainder of the day.

Urinetrouble
October 17th 2010

5755 Comments


same here^

AbyssalCreation
October 17th 2010

2041 Comments


He was my favorite rapper.

An absolute lyrical genius.

R.I.P man

shinfojoe
October 17th 2010

271 Comments


eyedea was the man

rip

Niceinvader
October 17th 2010

773 Comments


This is so sad, he was an amazing lyricist and such a witty guy. RIP

Maniac!
October 17th 2010

26246 Comments


oh my god.... he was the best freestyler ever

Fort23
October 17th 2010

2474 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVTTdDoGZqg&feature=related

Lambda
October 17th 2010

2412 Comments


R.I.P.

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Skimaskcheck
October 17th 2010

2360 Comments


dam.

foreverendeared
October 17th 2010

14678 Comments


wtf :[

RIP

fr33convict
October 17th 2010

11687 Comments


:[
RIP

Skyler
October 17th 2010

1084 Comments


Wow, that came out of nowhere. I used to spin E&A so much back in the day. RIP.

drasticaction74
October 17th 2010

1721 Comments


saaay WHAAAAAAAAA

captaincrunch11
October 17th 2010

1198 Comments


WHAT







rip

tapitforever
October 17th 2010

1243 Comments


rip but ive never heard of him

BrahTheSunGod
October 17th 2010

1279 Comments


RIP : (

It's a sad day for Minnesota hip-hop.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
October 17th 2010

4940 Comments


f*ck

RIP

Puzzles
October 17th 2010

3065 Comments



RIP rap in peace brother

astrel
October 17th 2010

2614 Comments


rapper was mad decent. RIP

Hep Kat
October 17th 2010

15067 Comments


sucks. rip

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Satellite
October 17th 2010

20690 Comments


Wow. I had no idea he was that young. R.I.P.

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pizzamachine
October 17th 2010

12571 Comments


Ouch.
RIP

Inveigh
October 17th 2010

24820 Comments


dude was ridiculously talented, hip hop lost a great one

RIP

Oceanus
October 17th 2010

877 Comments


Shit. Rest in peace.

jcfiasco
October 17th 2010

465 Comments


so young and so talented.. just a god damned shame

RIP

Sheeple9000
October 17th 2010

1349 Comments


Probably died from natural causes.

tomr4
October 18th 2010

191 Comments


very sad news.

botb
October 18th 2010

9562 Comments


WHAT? this sucks. one of my favorite rappers ever.

RIP.

StrizzMatik
October 18th 2010

3177 Comments


Holy shit. Guy was awesome. RIP

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ANewTypeOfPunk
October 18th 2010

736 Comments


damn, just heard about this and checked his shit out.... dude dying is a serious shame. he will be missed i'm sure. rip

shablaman54
October 18th 2010

281 Comments


damn...

RIP

Spec
October 18th 2010

27062 Comments


RIP.

jmh886
October 18th 2010

792 Comments


talented dude. too young to die. damn shame.

deathofasalesman
October 19th 2010

5812 Comments


Oh man... Dude...

RandomDuck
October 19th 2010

40 Comments


RIP

Dinosaur
October 19th 2010

62 Comments


Wow, RIP you will be missed. great rapper

AgentZero
October 19th 2010

322 Comments


RIP

Didn't he win that freestyle battle tv show years ago?

AgentZero
October 20th 2010

322 Comments


@AgentZero Yes he did. Blaze Battle on HBO. He completely outclassed everyone else. Eminem couldn't even make himself look better in a scripted movie.

taroo
October 20th 2010

2126 Comments


RIP

LiquidOnion
October 24th 2010

25 Comments


:[ Rhyme in Peace Eyedea

Mdetelj
November 11th 2010

14 Comments


Bump to Agentzero. This man is my biggest influence in hip hop, spent the whole next day listenin to all his songs and shit. Then the next week writing about it.

paxman
March 27th 2012

4084 Comments


I have an eyedea

mastille
March 27th 2012

532 Comments


RIP

paxman
March 27th 2012

4084 Comments


This happened two years ago, Mastille.



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