The NFT community is in mourning this week after receiving the devastating news that pioneering NFT artist ‘Alotta Money’ has passed away just days before his 50th birthday.

Originally from France, Phillipe was a true digital architect, constructing a successful career from making and distributed his distinct art style in NFT format. Often his 1/1 pieces would sell for tens of thousands of dollars in Ethereum and he was beloved by both artists and collectors.

He described himself as “a Crypto Artist, Voxels architect, Photoshop Priest, VR&AR Maximalist, NFT Machine & Most Humble Visual Orgasm Provider in the Space.”

His NFT artwork was often chaotic and otherworldly with animations that included incredible attention to detail.

NFT artist Pak took to Twitter to share his grief with his 350,000 followers.

Alotta Money spoke to Arty NFT last year and told them he had always been drawing and creating as far as he could remember with his first digital artwork being created on a Commodore64 when he was 11.

He had expressed his want for more art-loving collectors to be involved in NFTs  saying “I’m honoured when I’m part of their collections.”

Cancer Diagnosis

Alotta Money had taken to Twitter earlier in the year to talk to his fans about a cancer diagnosis during Christmas 2021 and also catching Covid but “Omicron was just a little bitch with an attitude.” The cause of death is still yet to be confirmed.

Friend and fellow NFT artist Trevor Jones is hosting a Twitter Space on Monday March 7th at 2pm PT/10 pm GMT to celebrate the life of one of the greatest NFT artists to ever do it. “Let’s get together to tell Alotta stories, chat about his brilliant humour and NFTs, and to laugh and likely to cry” said Jones. 

Set a reminder for the Alotta Money upcoming Space here.