On November 11, 2020, the NME media announced the death of DJ Spinbad, real name Chris Sullivan, a notable figure in the New York music world. His sudden death at the age of 46 leaves in mourning his companion and their two children, but also the hip-hop community as well as two numerous DJs who have paid tribute to him on social networks. From Run the Jewels to The Alchemist to RA The Rugged Man, many mourn the death of DJ Spinbad. “Rest in peace DJ Spinbad. That blow hurts, man. A great guy, who has contributed a lot to the culture. A man attached to his family, a funny person. Give love to someone you love. , today, “DJ Skratch Bastid tweeted on Wednesday. “I can’t believe it. Rest in peace, legend, one of the greatest DJs and a great person,” said DJ Spider. And while many professionals in the music scene pay tribute to him, Canadian comedian Russell Peters, who had enlisted the DJ on his tours for many years, also spoke on Instagram. “This is a post I hoped I would never have to do but it is with a broken heart that I say Goodbye to my brother, my friend, my DJ, one of the most creative and brilliant minds that I have never met “, he blurted before adding:” Trying to find the right pictures of us to post has completely turned me over and made me cry, because we have so many memories together. I love you my brother … and I don’t know how to cope “. A touching tribute accompanied by photos of the two artists on the move, sometimes in a plane, sometimes on stage.
DJ Spinbad: he’s been on tour with Moby
The circumstances of DJ Spinbad’s death are currently unknown to the general public, and the latter’s last Instagram post dates back to October 23, his 46th birthday. Renowned in the New York music scene, he has released many projects over the years, including two albums “Underground Airplay” in 2001 and “FabricLive 14”, in 2004. In parallel, he is the author of a large series of mixtapes like “Rock the Casbah” (The 80s Megamix) or “Live from India” in 2013. In 2000, he was also on tour with the famous electronic music producer, Moby.
DJ Spinbad © Instagram