Roky Erickson has reportedly passed away.

Variety is reporting that Erickson’s death was confirmed by his brother Mikel to Bill Bentley, who went on to say “He lived so much, and not always on this planet.”

On his Facebook page he posted a touching message saying…

In 1966 Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators gave me a gift showing that eternity lives inside us. When I saw Roky in San Francisco last month, performing those early songs, I realized it was one of the most momentous gifts I’ve ever received. Thank you Roky. I will never forget it, nor you as you continue your journey into the next life. May the circle remain unbroken.

Erickson (full name Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson) was “a prominent American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and guitarist from Texas, as well as a founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre.”

He maintained a presence in the music scene up through his passing. Here are just a few of the messages that have already started pouring in on social media…

Here’s an hour long set from last year’s show in Los Angeles.

Roky Erickson – Live at The Teragram 10/3/2018