DJ Mehdi has died at the age of 34.
His press agent has confirmed the Ed Banger artist’s death and reports are suggesting that the cause of his death was an accident. Rumours suggest that the producer and DJ fell from his roof in Paris during a party to celebrate the birthday of fellow DJ Riton, his partner in Carte Blanche, with various sources reporting that two other people were injured in the tragic incident.
DJ Mehdi, full name Mehdi Favéris-Essadi had worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Chromeo and MC Solaar. Mehdi and released his first album in 2002 ‘The Story of Espion’, which was followed by ‘Lucky Boy’ in 2006.
A host of artists and DJs who were friends with or worked with the French artist have 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”, while DJ Erol Alkan said:
It’s just starting to sink in, It was always a pleasure to be in Mehdi‘s company. We’ve lost a great Dj and friend. I’ll miss you. RIP
DJ Mehdi was married to French artist Fafi.
Ed Banger are set to release a full statement later today.