DJ Mehdi died tragically and accidentally at the age of 34 on September 13.
There are mixed reports on what occurred. Though it hasn't been confirmed, Resident Advisor reported that he fell from a mezzanine with others. Three people have been hospitalized. And according to LA Late News, French reports say that he fell several meters through a Plexiglas roof. Meanwhile, DJ Mag noted that it was the roof of his own home in Paris, where friends were having a birthday party for his partner in Carte Blanche, Riton.
Mehdi Faveris-Essadi, Parisian-born of Tunisian heritage, first came into the spotlight as a hip-hop producer. He gained international attention mixing the genre with electronic and house music.
DJ Mehdi worked with Ed Banger Records to release his 2006 album Lucky Boy and he is best known for his single "I Am Somebody." With the Club 75 collective, he partnered with friends Cassius, Busy P, and Justice's Xavier de Rosnay.
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Fans all over the world are mourning this loss and expressing it on Twitter and Facebook, including former collaborators Chromeo, who wrote, "We lost our brother. No words."
DJ Mehdi is survived by his wife Fafi.