Mehran founded Test Icicles in 2004 with Rory Attwell, and they were later joined by Devonte Hynes (a.k.a Blood Orange).
The band released one studio album, For Screening Purposed Only, in 2005. Following a string of EPs and singles, the group disbanded in 2006.
Mehran went on to record and release music under the moniker Outer Limits Recording.
Zac Mering of Gunk TV Records, which released Outer Limits Recording's work, shared a message for Mehran on Instagram, describing him as "the most talented musician I've ever had the pleasure of being close friends with."
See his full post below, along with other tribute messages.
RIP Sam Mehran. You will be sorely missed and loved by many forever. 🖤 The most talented Musician I've ever had the pleasure of being close friends with. I know you're in a better place brother. ❤️🖤❤️🙏🏼 🎵. You will not be forgotten. #sammehran #sammehranrip #RIPSamMehran #lovemybrother #seeyainheaven
It doesn't matter why you're not here, just that you aren't here. Rest easy. Stay cool. Forever. 💔 #sammehran— spirit club (@Spirit_Club) July 30, 2018
So sad to hear about Sam Mehran's passing. I loved that Test Icicles record as a teenager and am a huge fan of his output as Outer Limits Recordings... clearly a very talented musician who i suspect had a lot more to offer. RIP— James Balmont (@JamesBalmont) July 30, 2018