DJ Spinbad, actual identify Chris Sullivan, has died at 46.

DJ Spinbad, actual identify Chris Sullivan, has died at 46.

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Comedian Russell Peters, for whom Sullivan used to DJ, confirmed Sullivan’s dying to USA TODAY Wednesday. 

“Christopher Spinbad Sullivan was more than a friend, DJ and mixed-tape pioneer; he was my friend and brother. And to his kids, Kari and Ko, he was dad,” Peters stated in an announcement. “He will be sadly missed and there is a hole in my heart.”

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Following Sullivan’s sudden loss, Peters stated he is not sure when “life will get back to normal and I can perform again.” He added, “When I do, it will feel empty on stage without being able to look back and see him there.”

Peters remembered Sullivan on Instagram with an emotional tribute.

“This is a put up I had hoped I’d by no means must make but it surely’s with a damaged coronary heart that I’ve to say, bye to my brother, my pal, my DJ, probably the most artistic and sensible minds I’ve ever identified,” Peters captioned a series of photos of him and Spinbad.

He continued: “I can’t consider you’re not right here anymore… looking for the correct photos of us has me all (expletive) up and crying, as a result of we’ve got waaaay too many reminiscences collectively… I really like you my brother and I don’t know learn how to preserve it collectively.”

DJ Spinbad toured with Peters for many comedy shows and is credited on the Canadian comedian’s stand-up specials over a span of eight years, according to IMDb.

Iconic DJ A-Trak paid tribute to Spinbad, noting his influence on music.

“The degree of artistry that he put into his mixtapes… he despatched everybody again to high school. Those ’80s Mega Mix’ tapes modified the sport, straight up,” A-Trak, actual identify Alain Macklovitch, captioned an Instagram photograph of Spinbad. “He put his mark within the historical past books. Always such a pleasant humble dude too. This is simply too unhappy. Sending like to his household and shut ones.”

DJs from across the world honored Spinbad with posts and messages praising his talent.

U.K. based DJ, DJ Yoda paid his respects to Spinbad by re-creating his “legendary ’80s combine” on a live streaming platform called Twitch.

DJ Jazzy Jeff, known for playing Jazz on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” also shared photos of Spinbad to Instagram writing: “This 1 hurts unhealthy…My pal and wonderful DJ…May you relaxation nicely subsequent to your mom. We misplaced a GREAT 1!!!.”

This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: ‘He put his mark within the historical past books’: DJ Spinbad dead at 46, music world reacts

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