Wake Details, Celebration Announced For Eyedea

(AllHipHop News) A public wake will be held for Michael "eyedea" Larsen, who died on Saturday, October 16th 2010, from unknown causes at the age of 28. Family, friends and fans will gather on Thursday (October 28th) at the Minnesota Grand Ballroom to celebrate the life, legacy and music of eyedea. Additionally on Tuesday, November 9th, a celebratory event will take place at First Avenue Mainroom, to honor eyedea. "Always remember that where ever you go and what ever you do my love will always be with you," eyedea's mother, Kathy Averill said. "I knew before you were born that you were going to affect the world. I didn’t know how or with what gift, but now I do. You have given me the most joy, trouble, happiness, and pain. Now it’s time for the rest of us to step up and be the humans you know we can be. All my love, Mom."Tickets to the celebration are priced at $20 and will be donated directly to the family of eyedea. This Saturday (October 23rd), eyedea will be remembered on Rhymesayers Radio from 9:00-11:00PM CST. "Mike was the closest friend I ever had. He was as caring as he was brilliant and was a true prodigy," said Gregory "DJ Abilities" Keltgen. "I am honored to have been in his life and to have created with him and help spread his messages. He was a great human being and he will be missed."Eyedea was remembered by his fellow Rhymesayers label mates, who were devastated by the sudden, unexpected loss of their close friend and musical collaborator. "My friend, my brother. I do not know who I would be without your influence in my life," said Sean "Slug" Daley. "You challenged me without tearing me down. You pushed and encouraged me to be a better person. You had my back even when I didn't have my own back. Your words, thoughts, and ideas impacted me in ways that I probably haven't fully realized yet. You made me laugh and cry. You made me look and question. Thank you for everything. I love you Mikey."Eyedea was a precious soul," added Brother Ali. "We're better artists for working with him and better people for knowing him. He added so generously to our lives and his passing leaves an empty space in our hearts. His spirit will forever be entwined in our life changing moments. Thank you, Mikey for sharing your light with us. We love you so very much and your music, insight and laughter will never leave us.""Anyone who carries leadership qualities always has my utmost respect," said Evidence. "I truly feel he was a leader. So many others were so much closer to him to already know this firsthand, but if I could sense it from a distance, it must've been so potent to those up-front."