Kiko Deal, one half of Mexican house duo Climbers, has reportedly passed away.
The announcement was revealed via the duo's Facebook page last night, along with a message to fans (translated from Spanish):
"Today is a very sad day for music and especially for those who got to be lucky enough to meet a great person with a great heart and a desire to succeed matchless day.
His talent alone compared to his passion for music and the music reflected all the qualities of this great person.
I was one of those many people who had the good fortune to meet Kiko Deal. It was 8 years ago in our homeland Mexicali when, with his musical adventures and partner Jay Blakk gave me their friendship and I opened the door to a world that did not know and which has given me so much.
Kiko leaves a legacy under the name Climbers, a legacy that many dream of achieving and also left us a teaching that tells us "or give it all or do not do better."
His music and his being will always be with us accompanying us more adventures and pushing me, friends, relatives and other acquaintances to always give everything and always be happy despite the adversities that life puts in our paths.
Our brother is no longer with us physically but spiritually and musically always be climbing up our hearts to heaven where it deserves to be.
See you soon brother. Your life will be celebrated by all of us because we know that so wanted.
The duo, which also features surviving member Jay Blakk, is responsible for hits like "Equal Responsibility" on Get Physical and the Clarian collaboration "Tomorrow Never Comes" on OM Records, which saw large success with a Thugfucker remix, along with several releases on the likes of Seledor, Bunny Tiger, and Nervous Recordings.
So far, no cause of death has been given.