Austin Peralta, dead at 22
22 year old jazz pianist and prodigy in every sense of the word was found dead at 22 in Los Angeles earlier today, according to the LA Times. The cause of death has yet to be announced. His father was skating legend Stacey Peralta. His labelmate and mentor Flying Lotus announced on his twitter earlier:
it kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Austin Peralta. I don’t really have the right words right now.
— Flying Lotus (@flyinglotus) November 22, 2012
Here’s video of Peralta at 16(!!!!!) in Tokyo: