The legendary DJ Mehdi (Mehdi Faveris-Essadi) has been confirmed dead by his publicist, full details have not been issued yet the reports are that he fell from a roof to his death.
Mehdi was hosting a party at his house in Paris for fellow DJ Riton when part of the roof collapsed and Mehdi fell to his death. A number of other people were injured but Riton did not fall from the roof or suffer any injuries.
Mehdi had partnered with Riton to form Carte Blanche, and had been playing the UK’s Bestival just this weekend.
A full statement is expected from Ed Banger Records shortly..
His death has sparked the flow of tributes from fellow musicians on twitter.
Example tweeted: RIP Mehdi. What a lovely fella he was
Rapper Drake tweeted: Damn…RIP MEHDI
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac tweeted: I’m speechless for the loss of DJ Mehdi. Sending all my love to his beautiful family and to Pedro Winter and Ed Banger Records in Paris.
Groove Armada tweeted: Just heard the news Dj Medhi has died. One of the loveliest men I have ever met. Massive condolences to his family.