DJ Roc Raida Dies
2009-09-23 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 19 Comments

Legendary turntablist Roc Raida has died as a result of complications following a mixed-martial arts accident, a statement released by his family revealed today.

Raida, real name Anthony Williams, was best known as a member of New York DJ collectives The X-Executioners and The X-Men as well as being Busta Rhymes' personal touring DJ. He was the winner of the 1995 DMC World DJ Championships.

The family's statement read: "Anthony Williams [professionally known] to the world as the Legendary Grand Master Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today, September 19, 2009. He is survived by his wife, three lovely daughters, mother and friends.

"Raida was recently in a mixed-martial-arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had undergone two surgeries with great success, was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days, this morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time."


Rhymes reacted to the news today via his Twitter account. He wrote: ""I am sorry to say that on this day at 2:05, Sept 19th we lost another incredible life ... DJ Roc Raida died today. My personal DJ is gone ... I just wanna thank everyone for your love and support and your prayers ... We will never let your name die Roc ... We love u and will forever miss u ... RIP."

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RoshanC
September 23rd 2009

219 Comments


R.I.P.

He was a great DJ

Boognish
September 23rd 2009

1003 Comments


RIP

bloc
September 23rd 2009

34649 Comments


i heard about this, i was extremely shocked. i loved his work.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

qwe3
September 23rd 2009

21353 Comments


ah...RIP

Zip
September 23rd 2009

5312 Comments


DJs biting the dust left and right

bloc
September 23rd 2009

34649 Comments


Yeah because that's a totally appropriate thing to say.

i know, that kinda made me a bit angry.

JAV
September 23rd 2009

1920 Comments


Fools need to stop dying this year.

R6Rider
September 23rd 2009

4456 Comments


yeah really, R.I.P Anthony

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JimmyTwoTimes
September 23rd 2009

216 Comments


Fuck

BallsToTheWall
September 23rd 2009

44164 Comments


Mixed martial arts accident? W.T.F? Seriously, does it say what happened?

a5thdiad
September 23rd 2009

123 Comments


it's a shame he died, what a way to go...you've got alot of no talent jim-bobs out there smoking meth and being pedophiles, and this guy bites the dust...life ain't fair.

Boognish
September 23rd 2009

1003 Comments


Spinal surgery is serious shit. There's a lot of things that could have gone wrong. Could have been post-op infection

NigelH
September 24th 2009

1571 Comments


What a fucked up way to die. R.I.P. man.

Damrod
Moderator
September 24th 2009

1093 Comments


Wow, that sucks monkey balls... R.I.P.

SylentEcho
September 24th 2009

1570 Comments


it's a shame he died, what a way to go...you've got alot of no talent jim-bobs out there smoking meth and being pedophiles, and this guy bites the dust...life ain't fair.
This.

cirq
September 24th 2009

9262 Comments


My personal DJ is gone

came from the heart

JoshIsNumber3
September 24th 2009

151 Comments


Wouldn't have happened if he played basketball.

cirq
September 24th 2009

9262 Comments


Wouldn't have happened if he played basketball

If only you were a funny troll

jcfiasco
September 25th 2009

465 Comments


He'll be missed. He was a great guy behind the 1s and 2s. He'll be missed.
And I agree with thecircus. Unfunny trolls are the worst.



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