DJ Timbuck2, a Chicago-based DJ who was a member of the Treated Crew, has passed away from cancer, according to reports on Twitter. He was 34.
DJ Timbuck2 was a mix show DJ and on-air personality with 107.5 WGCI Chicago, where he was brought on in 2004 at the age of 21. His mission was to help change the sound of Chicago radio, often hosting mixtapes for talent he believes in. He was the youngest DJ and on the station's roster and earned his spot in the Heavy Hitters, which was an illustrious worldwide DJ crew.
He is known for supporting local artists and giving them their first on-air appearances. He also showed a lot of love to music blogs like FakeShoreDrive, Ruby Hornet and Closed Sessions, who gave new artists a platform.
DJ Timbuck2 has worked with emerging artists such as Vic Mensa, Rockie Fresh and more. He's also had the opportunity to tour with Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco. His friends and colleagues shared their thoughts on Twitter:
Complex sends our condolences to the family of DJ Timbuck2.