The EDM Community Reacts To The Shocking Passing Of i_o

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Yesterday, if you missed the news, we lost a bright light of the EDM community. It was confirmed via his own social media accounts that mau5trap mainstay i_o had suddenly passed away at the young age of 30.

There was an outpour of responses on Twitter as fans and artists alike found out about the tragic and shocking passing of Garett Lockhart. Although we did not have the chance to meet Garrett personally, many of his friends and fans had so many nice things to say about his character, his dedication to his art, and much, much more.

Artists like deadmau5, REZZ, Jauz, and others wrote out messages to Garrett, and it was inspiring to see how many people loved him and were close to him. You can see those messages below.

Going to miss you my dude, it was a real pleasure working with you and watching you succeed… may you find rest, and let your music live on into eternity.

— Goat lord (@deadmau5) November 24, 2020

Today I lost my fucking brother. My best friend. The person who I trusted more than anyone when it came to music.

Today the world lost an incredible human being and one of the most visionary, genius producers of our generation.

We love you so much. RIP Garett Falls Lockhart

— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 24, 2020

Watching Garett become @i_oofficial and finally have his talents be fully recognized is one of the proudest moments of my career, even though I had absolutely nothing to do with it. He was going to take over the fucking world

— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 24, 2020

fuck no no no. I remember when I first met you in the lobby of icon collective and it was your first day of school there. We talked about how we both came from sports to do music and how excited we were for this journey. Rest In Peace Garrett 🖤 @i_oofficial

— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) November 24, 2020

I really am speechless
Rest In Peace Garret

This year is fucking shit

— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) November 24, 2020

I can’t even think straight right now.

I fucking love you so much, Garrett. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am in music. Thank you for always lighting up every room you walked into and every stage you stepped on. I’m gonna miss you so much.

i_o forever🖤

— Sully (@SullivanKing) November 24, 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 🖤

— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) November 25, 2020

i don’t even know what to say. what the fuck. rest in peace.

— no mana ☕️ ELECTROHOUSE ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ 2021 (@ihavenomanas) November 24, 2020

I remember meeting Garrett at jauz’s old apartment with Sullivan king, ghastly and ryan Collins. No one was doing anything. Just some young producers trying to find our way. I_o was just the beginning and he was taken from us. Life is un fucking fair.

— Yultron (@yultron) 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

Fuck. Such a talented dude. Always a pleasure to be around. Rip. You will be missed brother 😢

— NGHTMRE (@NGHTMRE) November 25, 2020

Garrett and I became friends almost immediately and started making music together back 6yrs ago when he was called Fawks, I admired his creativity and his honesty – a good soul and a genuine friend.

There’s a lot I wish I could tell him rn, I’ll save it for the next life 🖤

— 𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐘 (@Ghastly) November 25, 2020

garrett had a few projects, and when he pursued i_o, i knew it was going to be a hit. i regret not telling him more how much he inspired me and everyone else – i got jealous even at times because he pushed the dark shit better. he was a true fucking artist

— Drezo (@drezomusic) November 24, 2020

G was one of the first friends i made in the LA music scene. anyone who knew him knows how hard he worked and the passion he put into his work. i’m honestly hard-pressed to name a more deserved success story than i_o.

— aseem h_g (@hotelgaruda) November 25, 2020

Garrett was unlike anyone I’d ever met. Honest and raw. Cynical and whimsical all in one. All year we worked on music and it got me thru. Prolific as hell, talent thru the roof. Every time I look at the clock and it’s 4:44 I’ll think of you.
444 forever. @i_oofficial

— Lights (@lights) November 25, 2020