According to multiple reports, Pivot Gang deejay/production team member Squeak passed away this week at the age of 26.
Pitchfork also ran an article corroborating the news of the Pivot Gang in-house producer passing away. Chicago-bred recording artist Chance The Rapper took to Twitter to offer his condolences. Chance tweeted, God bless Squeak and that loves him, Great man. . Chance The Rappers The Social Experiment groupmate, Nico Donnie Trumpet Segal, posted, Ugh.Squeakthis is so f##### sad . Sending love to the pivot crew and his whole fam. Devastated . Fellow Chicago native Taylor Bennett wrote, Wow RIP Squeak. Maryland-raised musician IDK shared, Prayers to Saba and the Pivot family. . Plus, Fake Shore Drive founder/Editor-In-Chief Andrew Barber tweeted, Rest In Peace Squeak. Truly a great person. My love goes out to Pivot Gang, his friends, and family. . Squeak, 26, was aligned with Chicago-based emcee Sabas Pivot Gang. He was part of the Hip Hop collectives production team which also consisted of daedaePIVOT and Daoud. Squeaks older brother, Frsh Waters, is also a member of the crew. Pivot Gangs MFnMelo teamed up with Squeak to drop the 8-track collaborative EP En Route in June. Frsh Waters, Kobe Jxrdan, Rexx Life Raj, and the late DinnerWithJohn were listed as guest features on the project. Sabas cousin, John DinnerWithJohn Walt, was also a member of the Pivot Gang. Walt was fatally stabbed in 2017 at the age of 24. Pivot Gang and The John Walt Foundation began hosting a yearly John Walt Day tribute concert in order to raise funds for mentorships and scholarships dedicated to young artists in Chicago. AllHipHop.com has not independently confirmed squeakPivots passing. Updates will be provided as more details about his reported death emerge.