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Sad news in the dance music world today, as it has been reported that Nickesse “Nicky Da B” Toney, the New Orleans Bounce artist famous for his vocals on Diplo's "Express Yourself," has passed away at the age of 24. While the cause of death is still unknown, his manager has issued a statement regarding the unfortunate occurrence:

"It is with heaviness in our hearts today that we confirm the passing of Nicky Da B. Nicky was a beautiful soul and we will always be grateful for his magnetic personality and loving spirit. We were inspired by his talent as much as his tireless optimism, compassion and humility. Our condolences go out to his family at this time."

Collaborator Diplo, Bounce music pioneer Big Freedia, and numerous other artists and fans have take to social media to express their condolences. You can see some of the reactions in the gallery above.

We wish his family and friends well in these difficult times, and hope that they can take comfort in knowing that his memory will live on through the millions of people his music affected. Rest in Peace, Nicky Da B.