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:
Our hearts are very heavy today... RIP to our brother @DJTIMBUCK2— WGCI (@WGCI) December 19, 2015
RIP @DJTIMBUCK2. Gave me my first radio play and believed when no one else did. True Chicago Legend. We will miss You.— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) December 19, 2015
Man. I'm shocked & saddened. Just can't believe it. RIP @DJTIMBUCK2. Still a part of me hopes this is not true.— Alexander Fruchter (@DJ_RTC) December 19, 2015
RIP 2 da Chi Town homie DJ Timbuck2... Anyone know what happened?? Man so young— Consequence (@ItsTheCons) December 19, 2015
rest well my brother @DJTIMBUCK2— one love (@VicMensa) December 19, 2015
RIP to DJ Timbuck2. We worked together on a LRG shoot in Utah years ago, guy was a gent. Prayers to his family. Really Sad day.— Richard Andrew is (@Outasight) December 19, 2015
You didn't have to KNOW DJ TimBuck2....you would hear his name and mixes on the radio ALL the time. That's how you knew him. #RIP— Mark Hood (@MarkJPHood) December 19, 2015
🙏🏼 @DJTIMBUCK2— Lil Bibby (@LilBibby_) December 19, 2015
In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news. My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother.— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) December 19, 2015
Complex sends our condolences to the family of DJ Timbuck2.