September 14, 2011 8:30
Details of DJ Mehdi’s fatal accident revealed
The 34-year-old DJ and producer fell through a Plexiglas mezzanine
As previously reported, the French artist was killed after a fall at a birthday party for his Carte Blanche DJ partner Riton. According to TMZ, he fell through a Plexiglass mezzanine:
A rep for DJ Mehdi's PR company tells us... Mehdi was on a Plexiglass mezzanine with several other people, when it collapsed... killing Mehdi and sending three others to the hospital.
They added that, so far, there has been no word on the condition of the three other people injured in the accident and that their names have not been revealed.
DJ Mehdi's label Ed Banger released the following statement this morning:
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend DJ Mehdi. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
A host of artists and DJs who were friends with or worked with DJ Mehdi paid tribute to him via Twitter.
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac wrote:
I'm speechless for the loss of DJ Mehdi. Sending all my love to his beautiful family and to Pedro Winter and Ed Banger Records in Paris. X
Florence And The Machine producer Paul Epworth added that he was “V sad to hear about DJ Mehdi. What a shit day.” Toddla T simply wrote “Rip mehdi ... A top bloke xxxx”.
Chromeo added: “We lost our brother. No words.” Example wrote: “RIP Mehdi. What a lovely fella he was”.
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