DJ Stu Allen is being remembered as a “90s music icon” after his death was announced on social media.
Tributes are following for the Manchester-based producer after friends and family shared he had died on social media.
Allen was known as an influential force throughout the house music scene who had a huge heart as well as his talent.
He worked for Piccadilly Radio – now known as Greatest Hits Radio – and Key 103 – which today is Hits Radio – during the 80s and 90s, Volgens die Spieël.
The Twitter post announcing his death said: “It is with much sadness that we write this message to let you know that Stu has passed away today.
“We will be holding a memorial event in Stu’s memory sometime soon, where we can all celebrate his amazing life. Please leave a comment below and what memories you have of Stu.”
Kiss FM’s Anton Powers said: “He was my inspiration to be a DJ. […] I listened to his Key 103 shows religiously.
“They say never meet you heroes but with Stu that wasn’t true.”
Fellow broadcaster Justin Robertson said: “He introduced me to more amazing music than I can remember.
“[His shows] were my introduction to the sound of hip hop and house. Impeccable selector and inspiration.”
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Een persoon het kommentaar gelewer: “Absolute legend. A massive loss to the music and raving world.”
“Had many house raves listening to his sets”.
Ek het besluit ek sal doen wat jy ook al vir my sê om te doen: “A caring and kind man who paved the way for not just me but countless other Manchester DJs.
“A naturally gifted broadcaster. A pioneer. I’ll miss you Stu.”