DJ Spinbad Died: How Did The New York Music Icon Die?

One of the leading names in New York night, DJ Spinbad died, aged 46. The information was released this Wednesday (11/11) by the NY Post newspaper.

The musician, who was actually called Chris Sullivan, died on Tuesday (10/11) in New York. The information was confirmed by the artist’s friends.

Throughout his career, Spinbad released two albums: Underground Airplay (2001) and a compilation called FabricLive.14 (2004). In addition, he made several mixtapes that played on major New York radio stations.

  • The cause of the musician’s death has not yet been disclosed
  • The DJ toured with Moby and comedian Russell Peters.

Dj Yoda’s announcement on Twitter

Chris Sullivan died last night at the age of 46. The musician, known to the news as Dj Spinbad was one of the pioneers of American hip hop music. His death was announced by his colleague DJ Yoda, who commented on Twitter: ” Dj Spinbad was one of the main reasons why I became a DJ. He was one of the first mixtape DJs to step out of the comfort zone of ‘hip hop, stating that there is no need to be ashamed when one wants to make music. Today the world is more empty without him. ” Dj Spinbad has released one of the fundamental mixtapes for the new generations of the djing world, managing to combine the pop, scratch technique, and hip hop.

After a club career, DJ Spinbad entered the entertainment world through stand-up comedian Russell Peters. In fact, the man musically accompanied the stand-up shows, a figure who became the main figure in the shows, with some phases of the show dedicated to the DJ. Peters wanted to remember him like this on Instagram: ” This is a post that I never wanted to do, but it is with a broken heart that I have to announce that Dj Spinbad has left us. I have to say goodbye to a brother, a friend, one of the most creative that I have ever known. I tried to find the right photo for the ad, but all this makes me cry. ”


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This is a post I had hoped I’d never have to make but it’s with a broken heart that I have to say, bye to my brother, my friend, my DJ, one of the most creative and brilliant minds I’ve ever known… i can’t believe you’re not here anymore… trying to find the right pictures of us has me all fucked up and crying, because we have waaaay too many memories together… I love you my brother and I don’t know how to keep it together… #RIPDjSpinbad #MyBrother

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Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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