Last week, Martin Garrix received some bad news. An old friend of his, Darryl Dwight, tragically passed away in the MH17 plane crash (for those unfamiliar with this crash, a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by militant terrorists over Ukraine… it was a terrible death for all 298 passengers aboard, 80 of which were children).

Like Martin, Darryl was an aspiring producer and previously collaborated on a track with Martin back in 2010. Martin was only 14 years of age at the time, but even then their track ‘Out Of The Earth' was very well produced. Martin's career has come a long way since this early track. In his Facebook post, Martin says he owes a lot of his progress to Darryl, writing:

“I just wanted to thank you for being who you are and how you've inspired me and so many other people. Love you.”

Darryl Dwight & Marty

Martin & Darryl

We know how tough of a time it must be for the families and friends of those who lost a loved one on that flight. Dealing with the deaths of those we care about is the hardest obstacle we face in life – and experiencing this kind of sudden loss is something that forever changes you. Our deepest condolences go out to all of those affected by this terrible tragedy.

See Martin's full Facebook post below:

Darryl Dwight & Marty – Out Of The Earth