Rapper Eyedea dead at 28

Underground freestyle rapper Eyedea, real name Michael Larsen, has died at the age of 28.

Details about cause of death were not available, but the rapper, who was just shy of his 29th birthday, was found dead earlier today by his mother. She confirmed news of his death on Facebook and set up a memorial page:

It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away.

At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss.

We do, however, welcome your kind words, memories, and positive thoughts. We have created a Paypal account and are accepting donations towards the cost of his services. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by accessing this link:

On behalf of Mikey’s family, close friends and fans. Thank you.

Further information about the circumstances surrounding his death was not released, nor were any plans made available regarding funeral or memorial services for Eyedea.