According to a report from NME today, The Child Of Lov – the enigmatic rising Belgian soul singer – has passed away at the age of 26 due to complications following an unspecified surgery. The Child Of Lov’s manager reportedly confirmed his death, which is believed to have occurred this past weekend on December 10th. Specifics surrounding his demise have yet to emerge as the news of the sudden loss reaches fans of the singer born Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck; The Child Of Lov referred to himself as Cole Williams in the press. The Child Of Lov leaves behind a brief catalog of music released primarily via Domino Records‘ Double Six imprint anchored by his self-titled solo debut, which dropped in June with contributions from DOOM and Damon Albarn. News of his passing arrives just months after he was featured on Okayplayer for First Look Fridays. The loss is undoubtedly shocking to all who followed his music. Take a look at the footage below to watch The Child Of Lov’s video for “Heal.” Learn more about his catalog via THECHILDOFLOV. Rest in peace to The Child Of Lov.