TRIBUTES have been paid to a young Bournemouth DJ and producer who has died suddenly aged 21.
Tyler Garrett – known as ‘Audionaut’ – had studied at Bournemouth and Poole College and previously attended Oakmead College of Technology, now called Oak Academy, in Kinson.
He was well-known as an upcoming dubstep and drum and bass DJ and producer.
Tyler had played festivals and clubs in Bournemouth and had performed in Thailand.
He passed away before Christmas.
Writing on his Facebook page, Tyler’s brother Darryl Millward said: “It was a massive shock to us all.
“Tyler was an incredible person, with a heart of gold and he was taken from us way too early.
“Thank you to all of those who have already shown support.”
Darryl said he was planning to organise a charity event in his memory in the New Year.
He added: “Tyler was a respected musician in our community and it would be great to see everyone join up to give him a big send off.
“I hope you’re in a peaceful place, brother.”
The coroner has been informed of the death.
Messages have flooded onto Tyler’s Facebook page.
Sean Rance said: “One of few genuinely decent people, gone far too early”, while Laura-Ann Everard added: “Rest in peace man, gone too soon.
“My thoughts are with your family.”
Carrianne Chandler said: “You were a big part of my life back in school, will always remember our trips to the golf course with the others and all the good times we had.”
Jo Jo Coon added: “Really sad news. My thoughts are with you, your family and friends.”
Among the many tributes left were these words from Carly Barber, who said: “You were one in a million, bro.
“The amount of amazing and fun times we had and music we made.
“You always made me smile and were such a genuine guy.
“I’m sobbing my heart out writing this because I can’t believe you’re gone. Too young.”
Tyler was also described as ‘a credit to your family’ and ‘one of the most life-loving souls I know’.