It’s with a heavy heart that we have learned of the news that renowned producer and DJ i_o, born Garrett Lockhart, is dead.
A message on his Twitter account announced the tragic news, stating that aged 30, i_o passed away yesterday, November 23rd, 2020. “This extremely talented spirit taught us that even if nothing matters, you can still lead with love,” the post states. “Garrett’s truth and soul lives on through the music he shared.”
Read the full announcement below.
— i_o (@i_oofficial) November 24, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the cause of i_o’s death remains not known.
i_o was known for his own brand of house and techno, and recently celebrated launching is very own 444 imprint and signing to Armada Music, one of the industry’s most respected label. i_o had made a name for himself thanks to releases on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint as well as on Above & Beyond’s revered Anjunadeep sub-label.
Our condolences go out to Garrett’s family, friends and loved ones.