The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez has passed away

The news was shared via The Soft Moon social media account today (19 January).

Luis Vasquez, who recorded music as The Soft Moon, has died. “It is with great sadness that we announce our dear friend, Luis Vasquez has passed away,” the post reads. “Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends and extended music family.”

“We ask to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the statement continues, concluding “this is a huge loss and our hearts are broken”. At the time of writing, the cause of the LA-based musician’s death has not been confirmed.

Velazquez founded the industrial post-punk band in 2009 and released his debut album as The Soft Moon the following year. His most recent release with the influential dark wave project was 2022’s Exister.