Dance Producer Pierce Fulton Dies at 28 After ‘Tragic Struggle With Mental Health’

Electronic producer Pierce Fulton has died at age 28.

On Monday (May 3), Fulton’s older brother Griff Fulton released a statement via social media announcing the death. “It breaks my heart to share with you that Pierce passed away on Thursday evening following a tragic struggle with mental health.”

Fulton made his name in the dance scene in the early and mid-2010s via house and progressive house productions released by labels including Armada, Monstercat, Anjunadeep and more. “Waiting for Tomorrow,” his 2018 collaboration with Martin Garrix and Mike Shinoda, hit No. 26 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, while his solo track “Runaway” hit No. 1 on that same chart in 2014. Fulton also had charting tracks on the Dance Mix/Airplay Show chart. In January 2020, his collaborative project Leaving Laurel was released via Anjunadeep.

The dance music community is mourning Fulton’s death online, with artists including Audien, Louis the Child, Rezz, 3lau, BreatheCarolina, Tommy Sunshine, Manila Killa, Dave Dresden and many more — along with Spinnin’, Proximity, Anjunadeep and more labels and distributors — expressing their condolences.

“He was one of my best friends, and truly like a brother to me,” wrote Audien. “I don’t know what else to say on here.. RIP to someone truly special.”

Fulton is survived by his parents, his brother, his sister and his wife.

“The past year has been a difficult time for everyone,” Griff Fulton continued in his statement. “If you or anyone you know has been struggling, please take your intuition seriously, speak up about your feelings, and reach out for help.”

The statement continues that the family is planning to start an organization in Fulton’s honor. It also encouraged fans and friends to send their condolences, photos, videos and recollections of Fulton to pierce@piercefulton.com.

May is Mental Health Month. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health or substance abuse disorders, reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national helpline 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for confidential treatment referrals and information. For those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.