The Late American EDM DJ and record producer, i_o’s family has officially revealed his cause of death with a heartfelt statement. Read below.
i_o’s family shared the written post via i_o’s Instagram account they wrote, “The LA coroner’s office has contacted the Lockhart Family to report on the cause of Garrett Lockhart (i_o)’s death.
“It has been determined that Garrett suffered from the late-stage Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This is unusual in young males and if undiagnosed, can have severe, and sometimes fatal consequences. These include fatigue, anxiety, depression & cardiac arrhythmias.
“The coroner has determined that Garrett has a sudden and fatal arrhythmia. No toxins were found on extensive and repeated tests.“
“After 5 months of testing, the conclusion is that, while Garrett did suffer from depression and anxiety, he did not take his own life.“
“It is our hope that Garrett’s premature death can be used to create and normalize conversations surrounding mental health issues, realizing there may be underlying disease or conditions requiring medical attention.“
“Though this report offers us answers to the question of why, we remain without our friend, our brother, and our son. Many of you have mentioned Garrett’s friendship in a time of personal crisis. honor his memory by being that person to someone else, taking gentle care of yourself and each other.“
We, his family are grateful for everyone that been involved with the i_o project. It was truly what Garrett had always aspired to be as an artist. We continue to request privacy as we navigate this difficult time.”
While some of our questions may be answered, it does little to fill the void that friends and family are feeling having lost a loved one. And though tragic, hopefully the circumstances of his passing can do a little to help bring awareness to this condition.
i_o’s Family Officially Reveals His Cause Of Death