Innovative electronic music producer Pierce Fulton has died at age 28 after a battle with mental illness.
According to a statement released by his family on Twitter it stated,
“It breaks my heart to share with you that PIerce passed away on Thursday evening following a tragic struggle with his mental health.
Pierce was so incredibly full of life, love, and unimaginable creativity…..He traveled the globe for the better part of a decade doing what he loved & cemented powerful friendships with so many wonderful people along the way, accomplishing more in his career in music than most could dream to accomplish in a lifetime.”
It went on to state that the year had been an incredibly difficult time for everyone and to reach out for help if you are struggling. The family intends to create an organization in the artist’s memory, which will focus on creating a positive change. Please see below for the complete statement released by the family.
May 3, 2021
There was an outpouring of condolences for the artist from Don Diablo, Audien, Adventure Club, Mat Zo, Jono Grant of Above & Beyond, Nitti Gritti, and more. Please see below what some of them had to say about the artist’s passing.
Rest in piece brother @PierceFulton 💔 Your amazing talent and humble spirit will not be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/KB0Qyz4om1— Don Diablo (@DonDiablo) May 4, 2021
he was one of my best friends, and truly like a brother to me, I don’t know what else to say on here.. RIP to someone truly special @PierceFulton— Audien (@Audien) May 3, 2021
I love you @PierceFulton pic.twitter.com/xQVoU0HMoV— ▽ (@3LAU) May 3, 2021
Rest In Peace my brother @PierceFulton . Absolutely gutted to hear this news today. He was one of the best musicians and nicest humans I’ve crossed paths with on this journey. ‘Kuaga’ on repeat for the rest of the day.— Henry Fong (@henryfong) May 3, 2021
Pierce Fulton was an American DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known for the chart-topping hits “Runaway” which landed on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart in 2014, and “Kuaga (Lost Time)” which was listed at number 38 on Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. The artist has put out records on the esteemed imprints Armada Music, Monstercat, and Cr2 Records and has toured with esteemed producer Wolfgang Gartner. Later in his career, he had a production alias Leaving Laurel where he put out music with Gordon Huntley of Canadian duo Botnek. For additional information on Pierce Fulton, please visit his official website.