His brother released a statement on social media on Monday
On Monday (3), Pierce’s older brother, Griff Fulton, released a statement on social media announcing the death . “It breaks my heart to share with you that Pierce passed away on Thursday night after a tragic fight against mental health , “ he wrote.
Pierce made his name on the dance scene in the early and mid-2010s through house and progressive productions launched by record labels like Armada, Monstercat, Anjunadeep and others.
“Waiting for Tomorrow”, his 2018 collaboration with Martin Garrix and Mike Shinoda, reached 26th position on Hot Dance / Electronic Songs, while his sun track “Runaway” reached position 1 on the same chart in 2014.
He also had striking tracks on the Dance Mix / Airplay Show chart. In January 2020, his collaborative project Leaving Laurel was launched via Anjunadeep.
The dance music community is mourning the death of Fulton, with artists such as Audien, Louis the Child, Rezz, 3lau, BreatheCarolina, Tommy Sunshine, Manila Killa, Dave Dresden, and many more – along with Spinnin ‘, Proximity, Anjunadeep and more record labels and distributors – expressing their condolences.
Fulton leaves his parents, his brother, his sister, and his wife.
“Last year was a difficult time for everyone,” Griff Fulton continued in his statement. “If you or someone you know is having a hard time, take your intuition seriously, talk about your feelings and ask for help, ” he wrote.
The statement continues that the family is planning to start an organization in honor of Fulton. He also encouraged fans and friends to send their condolences, photos, videos, and souvenirs from Fulton to email@example.com.
Meanwhile, according to EDM Tunes, the mention of Fulton’s mental health problems in his family’s testimony has led many to speculate that he died of suicide. The specific cause of Fulton’s death has not been made public.
Suicide is considered by the Ministry of Health as a public health problem, complex, multifaceted and of multiple determinations, which can affect individuals of different origins, social classes, ages, sexual orientations and gender identities. Every year, about 800,000 people die by suicide in the world, according to WHO (World Health Organization).
In Brazil, one person dies by suicide every hour, while three others tried unsuccessfully to kill themselves in the same period. The subject is so complex that many people avoid talking about it, which is not always the best decision. A problem of this magnitude cannot be overlooked, as it is known that suicide can be prevented. Correct, responsible and ethical communication is an important tool to avoid the contagion effect.
One of the entities that helps people with sad and depressive thoughts is the Life Valuation Center, CVV. The organization has existed for years thanks to the voluntary work of hundreds of people. The service is free and can be done by phone and internet. The phone that has coverage for all of Brazil is 188.