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Famous Producer DJ Shay Dead at 48 — Inside the Circumstances Surrounding His Death

Lois Oladejo
Aug 20, 2020
07:07 A.M.
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Producer DJ Shay recently passed away at the age of 48. In response to his death, rapper Westside Gunn took to Instagram, where he paid a sweet tribute to his late friend.

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Popular New York producer DJ Shay, who was closely associated with Griselda Records, has passed away. He died at 48.

The news was confirmed by rapper Westside Gunn who took to Instagram to share a touching tribute in honor of the late DJ.

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Gunn’s post featured a series of Shay’s pictures, including one where he was seen striking a pose with music mogul Jay Z.

In the caption that accompanied the photos, Gunn explained that Shay had been there for him every step of the way.

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Gunn went on to reveal that he was honored to have been part of the process of making Shay’s dream for Buffalo Hip Hop come true.

The rapper also noted that watching Shay do his work as a DJ was always special because of how much he enjoyed it.

He started performing at local events at the age of 10.

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Gunn added that Shay had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and that the last thing the late DJ said to him was that he wanted a Buffalo kids chain whenever he recovers.

Writing further, Gunn expressed his grief while stating that he was praying for all of Shay’s family and loved ones.

Shortly after sharing the heartbreaking news, fans and followers of the late DJ took to the comments section where they shared their condolences.

Illustration of blood drawn to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus. | Photo: Pixabay.

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Apart from Westside Gunn, Shay was in frequent collaboration with Benny the Butcher, Conway, the Machine with whom he first started working in the 2000s. Over time, he began to produce, manage, and record with the group more consistently.

Born Demetrius Chawton Robinson, Shay began his career as a DJ when he started performing at local events at the age of 10.

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He then started making beats and worked with several hip hop groups in the 90s. By the end of the decade, he released a compilation of albums titled, “Unsigned City,” which highlighted several local artists.

Shay’s death is the latest addition to the list of celebrities who have lost their lives in 2020. Although these stars are gone, they will never be forgotten, and their legacies live on!

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