Despite not publicizing the primary cause of death, an official statement was posted on the deceased Facebook page saying that he “abruptly” died next to his loved ones.
The post also states the following:
“He lived a full life and he always told me: when I drop dead, I will have no regrets ’cause I lived an awesome fucking life. He is one of the few that accomplished everything he set his heart to… but we still had so many projects for the future.”
The funeral will take place both in New York (his birthplace) and in Montreal.
Angel Moraes was a famous figure for dance/electro enthusiasts, as his most famous works were these two disruptive singles: The Cure, I Like It (I Like How You’re Lov’in Me) and Welcome to the Factory.
Additionally, he had several astonishing works under his belt such as ‘Body Work’, ‘Welcome To The Factory’, and ‘To The Rhythm’. He had also released his final EP via Nervous records. Besides his music career, Moraes was also the founder of the internationally known nightclub, the Montreal club stereo, which features techno and house music. The nightclub is currently owned by Tommy Piscardeli.
Following news of his death, several international figures have taken to different social media platforms to express their admiration and love for the artist.
Although Moraes left us early, his legacy will live eternally.
Played this every week without fail when @backtobasics91 was at The Pleasure Rooms – house music perfection. There were so many others as well.
Thank you Angel Moraes.
Thoughts going out to his family, friends and fans. We’ve lost a great..https://t.co/DKv5UhNy9L
— Ralph Lawson (@Ralph2020Vision) February 28, 2021
I am shaken. I was only speaking to Angel Moraes a few weeks back. Stunned to hear that he has passed away. Rest In Peace brother 😢
— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) February 28, 2021
Moraes’ final work was released in January which was a NewYears Mix.