Mike Huckaby has died, according to various sources close to the Detroit artist.
Last month, Delano Smith launched a GoFundMe to help Huckaby overcome an unnamed medical setback. It’s unclear if his death was due to related complications—we’ll update this piece with more information as it’s available. Longtime Detroit promoter Adriel Thornton spoke on behalf of Huckaby’s family on Twitter.
No cause of death has been confirmed yet.
According to sources, the tastemaker, educator, and sound designer has sadly passed this Friday 24th. Mike Huckaby did much for Detroit’s electronic music scene. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of music could see beyond the hype and divisions within the scene.
Heartbroken to hear about Mike Huckaby. He was a hero to many, and a mentor to those fortunate enough to be close to him. You can’t talk about the spirit of Detroit techno without acknowledging it was fully embodied in Mike Huckaby. May he Rest In Peace.
— ambivalent (@ambivalent) April 24, 2020