CharlestheFirst Passes Away In His Sleep At 25

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Early on Friday, December 10, reports began surfacing on social media of the death of 25-year old Charles Elias Ingalls, better known by his artist name CharlestheFirst.

While his official cause of death still hasn’t been announced, a post from Lab Group shared he died in his sleep and as per a report from Fox 17, he was found dead by a friend in his hotel room on Friday morning. Ingalls was in town for a show he was set to play this weekend at The Caverns in Pelham.

CharlestheFirst was known for fusing his organic hip hop roots with lush and experimental electronic composition, as he developed a danceable style steeped in psychedelia.

In a post announcing the terribly heartbreaking news from Lab Group, a multimedia collective that Ingalls had cofounded, they shared, “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.”

The young producer had a huge impact on the industry in his short time, which is apparent from the outpouring of heartfest condolences coming from friends and collaborators of his from within the industry.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Charles Ingalls, another talent lost too soon. May he Rest In Power.

Celebrate and honor his life by listening to his work. Its a great start with this stunning 45 minute mix of original music he shared last year below.

H/T – Dancing Astronaut

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