The EDM artist, who performed under the name i_o, died on Monday, a statement posted on his social media accounts said.
The cause of Garrett’s death was not given.
The full statement on his Twitter page read:
On Monday, November 23rd, the world lost a beautiful soul, Garrett Falls Lockhart, also known as i_o.
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.
Rest in peace Garrett, we love you.
— i_o (@i_oofficial) November 24, 2020
The EDM artist was from Washington, DC and has also performed under the name Fawks. He performed at events such as Ultra, Creamfields, Paradiso, and Beyond Wonderland, and has collaborated with the likes of deadmau5 and Grimes. Garrett had recently signed to Armin van Buuren’s legendary “Armada” label, and marked the signing with a two-part release titled ‘In My Head‘.
The up-and-coming star was also known for his tracks Low, Death by Techno and Don’t Stop. His final single, Castles In The Sky, was released just three days before his death.
Dance Music Community Reacts To i_o’s Untimely Passing
I’m lost for words about the news about i_o aka Garrett. Such a young, inspiring, brilliant mind. My Thoughts and prayers are with his family, fans and friends. I can’t believe this…. I’m terribly sad.
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
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. pic.twitter.com/wwKh0prn1q
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) 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? https://t.co/eQ0E9WhzOi pic.twitter.com/CPkAHAPuLE
— Sully (@SullivanKing) November 24, 2020
Rest in paradise Garrett. I love you forever ? pic.twitter.com/KAeh15sOc7
— halil (@astateofhalil) November 24, 2020
i don't even know what to say. what the fuck. rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/JzHXxi6Czi
— no mana ☕️ ELECTROHOUSE ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ 2021 (@ihavenomanas) November 24, 2020
I really am speechless
Rest In Peace Garret This year is fucking shit pic.twitter.com/KeTEXmB74n
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) 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’m fucking crying. I love you Garrett. You were always brutally honest and unapologetically yourself. I’m going to miss you so much brother.
— Yultron (@yultron) 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 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
from the days u played every other week as Fawks until u told me u had this "i_o" idea u were trying to work out. then we dropped the early shows on the west coast and then u straight up became an international superstar. i can't hold back the tears. RIP garrett
— Henry Lu – Pizza Papi (@hiddenhen) November 25, 2020
i_o destroyed literally every genre he touched. Also really had the dopest brand/persona in electronic music. Everything the man did was just so sick
— franny. (@FransisDerelle) November 24, 2020
i always loved our time together man it was humble and just two guys, never i_o and attlas just garrett and jeff. coming back to talk to mellisa and me in the hotel room at 4am talking about how confusing everything can be. please rest in peace, we miss so many things about you
— ATTLAS (@attlas) 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
Rest easy Garrett ? gone way to soon. here’s a shot from the early @spaceyacht days for @Ghastly bday celebration with the gang @SWAGEsound @DrFresch @i_oofficial and Dylan. pic.twitter.com/KqaOVQ3Q0D
— HAMIKAZI (@HAMiofficial) November 25, 2020
— Ⱥ Я ⅀ И (@arengoldd) November 25, 2020
RIP Mate, I hope you find your peace. Keep spinning them tunes up there. ❤️
— CAMELPHAT (@CamelPhat) November 25, 2020
I’m in total shock rite now… https://t.co/DpO4TAuzlD
— ilan Bluestone (@iBluestone) November 24, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend. Too soon.
— Jono Grant (@jonogrant) November 24, 2020
Rest In Peace, Garrett.