Virginia producer EOM aka Element Of Music has passed away due to complications from scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. EOM’s longtime collaborator Wax announced the sad news via social media on Sunday (March 4).

“I am heartbroken to share the news that Daniel Carey aka EOM has passed away due to complications from Scleroderma,” he wrote. “Daniel touched a lot of people with his personality and even more with the absolutely beautiful music that he created. I love you brother and I miss you so much.

EOM was probably best known for his work with Wax (a former Def Jam signee), but the talented producer worked with a variety of prominent Hip Hop artists over the course of his career. Anderson .Paak, Blu, Chamillionaire, Mega Ran, Dumbfoundead, Asher Roth, Shad and Sene are just a few of the MCs that collaborated with EOM.

His most recent release, Danielito, dropped in November and was his first project to feature his skills on the mic instead of strictly behind the boards. Danielito, like much of the producer’s discography, can be streamed for free via his Bandcamp page.

Dec 7th 2013 – Saturday 11:28pm – Wintervention Tour

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Many of EOM’s collaborators and fans have reacted to the news of his death on Twitter. Read some of their thoughts on his passing below.