CharlesTheFirst Dies at Age 25 In Nashville Hotel Room

Experimental bass DJ/producer CharlesTheFirst has tragically passed away at the age of 25 due to unknown causes.


Known for his dreamy productions and live sets at festivals across the country, CharlesTheFirst was one of the top experimental bass artists in the electronic music scene. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that Charles Ingalls was found dead this morning in a Nashville, Tennessee hotel room.

The cause of the death is still under investigation. The Nashville Police Department reported that there was no evidence of trauma to the body. The death will remain unclassified pending an autopsy and toxiciology testing by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Born in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, CharlesTheFirst combined organic hip-hop elements with experimental electronic landscapes.

The police report also notes that CharlesTheFirst was in town to play a show on Saturday, December 11th at The Caverns concert hall in Pelham, Tennessee. Saturday was scheduled to be the first night of his Winter 2021 tour with Ivy Lab, Of The Trees, Shlomo, Truth, and the Widdler.

Heavily influenced by nature, CharlesTheFirst’s debut single came in 2015. He had released two full-length albums, most recently SOLUS in March 2021.

“Early this morning our beloved Charles Elias Ingalls passed away in his sleep. Amongst many things, Charles was a larger than life presence that deeply moved and affected all who knew him. A son, a brother, a friend, a poet and an absolutely brilliant musician. He lived his life with a sense of magic and inspiration that most people only dream of.

Charles we love you more than words can tell and cannot wait to be reunited with you. We promise to honor and cherish you throughout this life and into the next.

Please respect Charles and his families privacy during this time.”

@lab.group

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