French hip hop producer and member of the Ed Banger crew, DJ Mehdi has died aged 34 according to french website purepeople.com. The website states that he died from “an accident”.
The news was first revealed by DJ Cut Killer, who Tweeted DJ Mehdi !!! There are no words to tell you the sorrow which I feel … A friend goes from there … Rest in peace fréro. Other artists including Montreal electro-duo Chromeo tweeted similar messages:
@Chromeo – We lost our brother. No words.
@A-Trak – I have no words. My heart is completely shattered. Not this.
The DJ Mehdi wikipedia page has been updated with his death and another French website www.rtl.be are reporting that a mezzanine at his house collapsed, causing the death of the producer, and that two other people were rushed to hospital.
Update: DJ Mehdi’s death has been confirmed; a full statement from Ed Banger records is expected shortly.
RIP DJ Mehdi 1977 – Sep 13 2011