Sufjan Stevens has chosen to dedicate his latest album  Javelin to the memory of his departed partner, Evans Richardson

Evans held the position of Chief-of-Staff at The Studio Museum in Harlem, located in New York City

Unfortunately, Evans tragically passed away in April at the age of 43

The 48-year-old artist rarely divulges details about his personal life

He displayed vulnerability in an Instagram post where he discussed his relationship with Evans

Sufjan Stevens Pays Tribute to His Deceased Partner, Evans Richardson, Through a Heartfelt Instagram Post

Remembering Evans: Sufjan Stevens Emotional Instagram Tribute

Sufjan captioned a photo of EvansThis album is dedicated to the light of my life

Sufjan said He was an absolute gem of a person, full of life, love, laughter, curiosity, integrity, and joy