DJ Mehdi Tribute.. RIP


DJ Mehdi, cropped from group photo

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Just caught the news that French DJ Mehdi R.I.P son..

French electro music producer and DJ Mehdi has died overnight after he fell off the roof of his Paris house during celebrations with friends.

The hip hop star, whose real name was Mehdi Faveris-Essadi, reportedly suffered fatal injuries after the roof of his Paris home gave way, France Soir newspaper reports.

Fabrice Desprez, from the music promotion company Phunkster, told the newspaper the 34-year-old was standing on a mezzanine in his home when it collapsed, sending three people to hospital.

A representative from Mehdi’s PR company told celebrity website TMZ the gathering at Medhi’s home was held to celebrate the birthday of DJ Riton.

After news of his death began to come to light, Mehdi’s fans and collaborators took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Bob Cornelius Rifo from electro group The Bloody Beetroots tweeted: “R.I.P. Dj MEHDI. The void he has left behind is unbearable. Love you, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo.”

Groove Armada said: “One of the loveliest men I have ever met. Massive condolences to his family.”

DJ Steve Aoki tweeted: “Rest in peace to my brother forever here and in the after life djmehdi. i love u and miss u.”

The Paris Social Club posted a message on their Facebook page which said they would close their doors for one night to honour Mehdi.

“Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status,” the notice said.

Medhi leaves behind his wife Fafi, who is a famous graffiti artist and former model.

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