DJ Stu Allen is remembered as a “90s music icon” after his dying was introduced on social media.
Tributes comply with for the Manchester-based musician after family and friends shared on social media that he had handed away.
Allen was referred to as an influential power in the home music scene who had each an enormous coronary heart and his expertise.
He labored within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties for Piccadilly Radio – now referred to as Best Hits Radio – and Key 103 – which is in the present day Hits Radio.
A Twitter submit asserting his dying mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment that we write this message to let that Stu handed away in the present day.
“We are going to quickly be holding a memorial assembly in reminiscence of Stu the place we are able to all have fun his great life. Go away a remark under and tell us what reminiscences you’ve of Stu.”
Legendary techno DJ Carl Cox paid tribute to certainly one of his “heroes” final evening and supplied his condolences to Stu’s household.
He wrote on Instagram: “I’m very sorry to listen to this information in the present day, his identify is Stu Allen.
“We have misplaced certainly one of my heroes and a shining gentle of the Rave scene he helped construct. Always remember that.
“My condolences exit to his household and buddies.”
Kiss FM’s Anton Powers mentioned, “He was my inspiration to turn out to be a DJ. […] I listened to his Key 103 exhibits religiously.
“They are saying you by no means meet heroes, however that wasn’t true with Stu.”
Fellow broadcaster Justin Robertson mentioned, “He launched me to extra nice music than I can keep in mind.
“[His shows] had been my introduction to the sound of hip-hop and home. Impeccable selector and inspiration.”
One individual commented, “Absolute legend. An enormous loss to the music and romp world.”
“Had a variety of home raves listening to his units”.
One other wrote: “A caring and type man who paved the best way for not solely me however numerous different Manchester DJs.
‘A naturally gifted announcer. A pioneer. I will miss you Stu.’