DJ Mehdi Dead at 34

French-born electro DJ's cause of death not yet known

September 13, 2011 12:10 PM ET
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DJ Mehdi at last year's Electric Zoo Festival In New York City.
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French DJ and producer DJ Mehdi has died at the age of 34. Mehdi, born Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, was a key figure in the French electro scene and a lynchpin of the Ed Banger label along with Justice, SebastiAn, Mr. Oizo, Uffie, Feadz and Cassius.

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The details of Mehdi's death have not yet been revealed, but news of his passing spread quickly over Twitter this morning following a tweet by French hip-hop DJ Cut Killer.

Update: According to MTV News, DJ Mehdi was celebrating his 34th birthday on his rooftop at the time of his death. Some reports suggest that he fell from a collapsing mezzanine.

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