Rapper Eyedea died of accidental overdose

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 28 year-old Mike Larsen, known to his fans as Eyedea, the result of an accidental overdose that led to “opiate toxicity.”

Larsen was half of hip-hop duo Eyedea and Abilities; he was found dead in his apartment on October 16. Thousands attended a memorial for Larsen held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Musicians organized a tribute concert at First Avenue on November 9th, Larsen’s birthday.

Larsen and his childhood friend, Max Keltgen, recorded three albums as Eyedea and Abilities under Atmosphere’s label, Rhymesayers Entertainment. Eyedea and Abilities were Atmosphere’s backup rapper and turntablist in the late 1990s.

  • Nate

    This is so sad and a true loss to his family, friends, Minnesota and hip hop. Eyedea had vision and a progressive style that was like no other.. I will never forget the passion that he demonstrated on the stage.