It has been conformed that Belgium-born musician Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck, aka The Child of Lov, passed away on Tuesday (December 10th) due to complications after surgery.

His debut album was released earlier this year via Domino Records, and its excellent reception made The Child of Lov one of the artists to watch in 2014; the State XNewForms was working closely with him these past few months to produce his first big live show, which was postponed due to his health.

Today they received the following statement from Cole's management:

"On behalf of the family and as his manager I must announce that Martijn Teerlinck aka Cole Williams aka The Child of Lov aka Sun Patzer is no longer with us. He lived a life of struggle and can now rest peacefully. In his own words: ‘When I was younger, I had a tough time physically. I have seen too many hospital beds. It made me stronger. Makes you realize death is always near, for anyone. And what a wonderful thing life is and how grateful we should be."

May you rest in peace, you wonderful gifted person.