Australian DJ Ryan Biggs, known professionally as Delete, has died at the age of 30.
His death was announced on Instagram on Sunday (May 1), a few weeks after he posted a photo with the caption, “My rebirth process has begun!”.
Biggs was found dead at a home in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, on Saturday (April 30). The cause of death is not yet confirmed.
However, local media have reported that police do not suspect third-party fault.
The Australian DJ has made a name for himself in Europe over the past nine years in the hardstyle community – an electro dance genre that originated in the Netherlands in the late 1990s.
Fans dubbed him the “king of gated kicks,” a sound method popular in his musical style, and he had amassed 68,000 fans on social media.
According to his stepmother, Biggs has been struggling with “the lockdowns and mental health issues” for the “recent years.”
Biggs has also been open about his depression and had canceled shows in the past, along with releasing songs due to his mental health.
Fans and fellow musicians, devastated by his unexpected death, have taken to social media to express their condolences.
“It was too early for you to go, you touched the hearts of many people with your music and we will miss you. We lost an Australian hardstyle legend today,” wrote fellow Australian DJ Toneshifterz.
DJ Audio Freq added: “Rest in peace dude. May your footsteps thunder in the sky forever in the big rave.”
“Thank you for always giving me words of encouragement and supporting me. You will miss Ryan. We will forever cherish the memories we have together as musicians,” added DJ Adrenalize.
Biggs is survived by his father, mother, sister, stepmother and two stepbrothers.
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