Eyedea Dead at 28; Michael Larsen, Indie Singer of Rhymesayer

by Brian Willett

The indie music scene lost one of its brightest stars today, as Eyedea, real name Michael Larsen, was found dead by his mother this morning.  Eyedea was well known throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond for his work as a Rhymesayer, lyricist and singer.

“It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away,” Larsen’s mother wrote this morning on Eyedea‘s Facebook page.  “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.”

Eyedea and DJ Abilities were best friends and musical partners since the age of 14.  Eyedea was praised for his personal and beautiful lyrics, which often put hard-to-define emotions into words. You can see Eyedea in action in the video below.