Last Friday, December 10, Charlesthefirst, real name Charles Ingalls, passed away. He was 25 years old. Initial reports came from the social media accounts for Lab Group, the new trio of which Ingalls was a member. Read the full statement from Lab Group:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce this.
Early this morning our beloved Charles Elias Ingalls passed away in his sleep. Amongst many things, Charles was a larger than life presence that deeply moved and affected all who knew him. A son, a brother, a friend, a poet and an absolutely brilliant musician. He lived his life with a sense of magic and inspiration that most people only dream of.
Charles we love you more than words can tell and cannot wait to be reunited with you. We promise to honor and cherish you throughout this life and into the next.
Please respect Charles and his families privacy during this time.”
This sudden news came as a shock to the electronic music community. Ingalls was an active touring artist for years and made many friends among his peers during that time. Read some reactions from fellow artists and fans below:
your laugh will echo in my head forever
— Of The Trees (@OfTheTrees) December 10, 2021
Rest In Peace @ctfbeats 💔
— SLANDER (@SlanderOfficial) December 10, 2021
i am absolutely heartbroken. Charles was one of the first people i met when i started touring and was not just only the kindest person i knew, but the most inspiring.
will miss you so much man
— PEEKABOO (@peekaboobeats) December 10, 2021
RIP @ctfbeats this is fuckin heartbreaking
— 🐶PROTOHYPE🐶 (@Protohype) December 10, 2021
Rest in peace Charles, such incredible beautiful music, you where so kind, genuine, and good hearted the times i was lucky enough to be around you, from the bottom of my heart, i’m sending my love to everyone, friends and family, tell your people how much they mean to u
— ✨💎✨ (@Subtronics) December 10, 2021
No words. Rest In Peace Charles.
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) December 10, 2021