Edward Anthony Pilotte II died shortly after midnight March 6, 2018, at age 18. He was a bright light with a wonderful smile, infectious laugh and loving heart that strived to lift the spirits of all who knew him. He was too young to leave this world.

Pilotte grew up in Port Orchard and the Key Peninsula, where he attended both Peninsula and Henderson Bay High schools. He moved to Olympia with his family just months before his death. 

Known for his love of music, Pilotte was a master at rapping, stringing together words into a meaningful, heartfelt song. He dreamed of getting into the music industry to change how rap was perceived. He recorded many songs and uploaded them to SoundCloud. 

Pilotte loved cars and racing. He planned to attend school at a Universal Technical Institute to become a certified mechanic. He bought, sold and traded cars, rebuilding them and helping friends with his skills. He recently won a drag race and was invited to participate on a racing team.

Pilotte is survived by his parents Edward Anthony Pilotte and Shannon Roos-Pilotte; sister Justine Ivy Pilotte; and his large, extended family and friends who may as well have been family for the closeness between them. A memorial service was held at the KP Civic Center in March.