Legendary DJ Steve Sutherland has died as Trevor Nelson leads celeb tributes.
Sutherland, who worked on the UK club scene since the late 90s, had a loyal following on his shows on Choice and Galaxy FM.
His career spanned over 20 years on the decks and the late DJ won four MOBOs in his lifetime.
The cause of Sutherland’s death is currently unknown. According to ticket booking site FatSoma, Sutherland was due to headline next Saturday at ‘Twice as Nice on the Thames’, an urban music event on a boat on the river.
BBCR2 presenter Trevor Nelson led the tributes to the late DJ this evening.
On Twitter, he wrote: ‘Just heard the sad news of another great loss to British black music. Condolences to the Family of Steve Sutherland who I first met and worked with at the Kensington roof gardens 30 years ago.r.i.p.’
The MOBO Awards tweeted: ‘We are deeply saddened to hear the news of DJ Steve Sutherland’s passing. His contribution to the black British music scene will never be forgotten.’
Beverley Knight added her condolences, tweeting: ‘I am so gutted to hear of #SteveSutherland’s passing. The amount of times he’d get my to leave my house late in the evening to appear on his radio show ‘it’s gotta be live Bev, no pre-record business!’ A BRILLIANT, well-loved DJ with an immense legacy. Gutted.’
Party Hard singer Donae’o tweeted: ‘RIP Steve Sutherland. I can’t believe this guy was one of the kindest hearted people I know. He was one of the first people to play and support my music when no one else would. This guy is a Legend May his memory be remembered forever.’