Michael Theanne, Steve Aoki’s manager passed away at the age of 45. He collapsed when he returned home from a walk with his dogs on last Saturday.
Michael managed Dyro and Cheat Codes and was an important part of Steve Aoki’s success. The talented manager has helped to establish Steve’s career as a global EDM artist, by setting the coveted spots in Europe’s top festivals such as Tomorrowland.
Michael was also nominated for the Grammy Award for his work on the 2016 Aoki documentary -“I’LL SLEEP WHEN IM DEAD”.
His family released the following statement:
“Michael’s warm, loving and generous being influenced everyone around him. We know that many of you will join us as we continue to cherish Michael in our hearts forever. During this time, our family seeks time to digest the tragic and unfortunate loss privately. Information about the funeral will be provided soon. ”
Steve Aoki posted a heartbreaking post on his Instagram account:
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Michael I miss you so much. I cant believe that you're gone. I can't come to grips that you're not there to make me laugh to make u laugh. You are my best friend. You are my partner in crime partner in everything. My day one brother. In the beginning u started managing me only cuz u were my friend first when no one gave two fucking shits about me. We were two friends figuring it out and we fucking did it Michael. We fucking did it together!!! We accomplished our dreams and goals!! Through thick and thin I couldnt imagine working with anyone else until the day I'm dead. We had so many plans so much for the future together. I owe my life and my heart and my soul to you. I'm so fucking shattered. Fuck. I fucking love u so much. I love u brother. I love u and I miss u so much. I cant say goodbye. I love u so much. I miss u beyond comprehension. There is no one like u or comes close to u my brother for life and beyond. Rest in peace and power and love my brother my best friend my partner my fucking heart. I will watch over my god daughter Luna for the rest of my life. @mtseminal