Rapper Eyedea, 28, Died in His Sleep, Mom Speaks

Rapper Eyedea, 28, Died in His Sleep, Mom Speaks

Cause is yet to be found out in the death of the underground rapper who had completed an album and book of poetry before his passing.

Great talent died too young, Michael "Eyedea" Larsen was found dead while sleeping at his St. Paul, Minnesota home over the weekend. While the cause of death of the 28-year-old rapper is yet to be determined, his mother Kathy Averill released a statement to ask for privacy during the difficult time.

Eyedea was signed to Rhymesayers label and earned the title of 'the underground Eminem'. As an indie artist, he was known for his rapid-fire delivery and freestyle skills which Em uses as weapons. He won several rap battles such as the 1999's Scribble Jam in Cincinnati and Blaze Battle in Chicago the next year. His debut album called "First Born" was released in 2001 under the collaboration with DJ Abilities.

Eyedea was reportedly last seen well on Friday, October 15 at Minneapolis' First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, watching a show by Abilities and Pigeon John. His mom said he had completed an album called "Face Candy" before his death in addition to a book of poetry.

"It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away," Averill wrote on the MC's Facebook page. "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."

Autopsy will be conducted to find out the cause of death. Meanwhile, fans can donate money for his funeral service to the account that his mother has set up on PayPal.

© AceShowbiz.com

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    Nov 12, 2010

    who cares, wsws? anybody with half a brain who listened to his music. hardly a nobody. by your logic, who cares about you...

    Nov 01, 2010

    Eyedea was Enlightened. He was. Angeles do not last forever down here. He is in the ranks of Bill Hicks, John Lenon,Gandhi, JFK, Bruce Lee, MLK jr

    Oct 26, 2010

    who was this nobody? Who cares 100 people?

    Oct 24, 2010

    when i saw him @ Blazze Battle i know zat he is gonna b z best may R.I.P!!!!!but life is not goes z way we want we miss him!!!!!!!!!!!! much luv!!!!!

    sean daley
    Oct 19, 2010

    In shock. Tears won't stop. I love you homie.

    Oct 18, 2010

    Feels like I just got punched in the stomach really really hard. I don't think MN hip hop will ever be the same.

    Oct 18, 2010

    Eyedea is a legend. Dope freestyler, battler, poet, philosopher. I've witnessed one of the greatest mcs to grace this earth, and it hurts so bad knowing he had so much more to create and give to this precious world. RIP. and.. "the underground Eminem" what is that supposed to mean, and who says? Eminem was rippin stuff up in the underground way before you even heard of him. Know your history before you write that cliche race stuff. it's 2010, erase that line and don't cross it.

    Oct 18, 2010

    always remember you playa!!! Eyedea 4ever in our hearts!!! realest underground mc ever known!!! thats a FACT

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