DJ Mehdi dies aged 34 in tragic accident | Music News

Initial reports flew around, mainly on Twitter and were later confirmed, that French producer DJ Mehdi had passed away.

Real name Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, the 34 year old came to prominence when he was picked up by Ed Banger Records and  has worked with huge acts such as Daft Punk, MC Solarr, Cassius and Chromeo. His death was reportedly the result of an accident, which saw a mezzanine collapse at a party where he was playing.

A rep for DJ Mehdi’s PR company told TMZ “Mehdi was on a plexiglass mezzanine with several other people, when it collapsed… killing Mehdi and sending three others to the hospital.”

Ed Banger Records are due to release a full statement later today.

RIP Mehdi.

Watch his collaboration with Chromeo “I Am Somebody” below.

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