|DJ Roc Raida Dies|
2009-09-23 by Dave Donnelly STAFF | 19 Replies | 2356 Views
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."
He was a great DJ
i heard about this, i was extremely shocked. i loved his work.
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DJs biting the dust left and right
Yeah because that's a totally appropriate thing to say.
i know, that kinda made me a bit angry.
Fools need to stop dying this year.
yeah really, R.I.P Anthony
Mixed martial arts accident? W.T.F? Seriously, does it say what happened?
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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.
Spinal surgery is serious shit. There's a lot of things that could have gone wrong. Could have been post-op infection
What a fucked up way to die. R.I.P. man.
Wow, that sucks monkey balls... R.I.P.
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.
My personal DJ is gone
came from the heart
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Wouldn't have happened if he played basketball.
Wouldn't have happened if he played basketball
If only you were a funny troll
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.