DJ and Producer Garrett Lockhart AKA DJ i_o Passes Away at the Age of 30

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 26, 2020
08:42 A.M.

The music industry has sadly lost a disc jockey and a producer named Garrett Lockhart. The heartbreaking news of his passing was revealed in a statement on his social media account.


Disc jockey (DJ) Garrett “i_o” Falls Lockhart passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. The entertainer, who was also a music producer, was only 30 years old at the time of his death.

The heartbreaking news was announced on his Instagram page where a statement was written. In the note, Lockhart was described as a “beautiful soul” that the world had sadly lost.

A disc jockey's hand playing music at an event | Photo: Pixabay/StockSnap

A disc jockey's hand playing music at an event | Photo: Pixabay/StockSnap

The statement continued sharing how the EDM artist had taught them that even if nothing matters, one could still lead with love. The tribute to his life concluded by stating how his legacy would live on:

“Garrett's truth and soul lives on through the music he shared.”


Lockhart, a Washington, D.C. native, had also worked under the pseudonym Fawks. Most people will recognize him from his 2019 collaboration with Canadian musician Grimes on the song “Violence.”


The song is from the artist’s fifth studio album Miss Anthropocene. The singer is Elon Musk's current partner (with whom she welcomed their son on May 4, 2020) and her full name is Claire Elise Boucher.


The DJ was well-known for his hit tracks “Death by Techno,” “Low,” and “Don't Stop.” It wasn’t yet revealed what had caused the artist’s sudden death at such a young age.

The news of his death led his fans to take to social media to mourn. Fellow DJs, like Tiesto, and other industry people also responded to the post on Lockhart’s Instagram account to share their condolences.


Tiesto expressed his shock at the news of Lockhart’s unexpected death. Some people sent their condolences to his family while others shared memories that they’d experienced at the late DJ’s events.

Lockhart was still working and promoting his music online and on his social media accounts up until the day he died.

Lockhart was set to be one of the big players in the techno world. In 2018, “EDM Tunes” said he was one of their breakout artists, and the following year he made his festival debut.

The late DJ debuted on the UMF Radio stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. He was still working and promoting his music online and on his social media accounts up until the day he died.

For instance, on November 20, 2020, he promoted his latest single titled “Castles in the Sky.” The following day, he released the music video for the song to his many social media followers.

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