Legendary DJ and quadruple MOBO winner Steve Sutherland dies while Trevor Nelson leads the celebrities
Legendary DJ Steve Sutherland has died while Trevor Nelson is celebrating tributes.
Sutherland, who has been working on the British club scene since the late 1990s, had a loyal following on his shows on Choice and Galaxy FM.
His career spanned over 20 years on the decks and the late DJ won four MOBOs during his lifetime.
The cause of Sutherland’s death is currently unknown. According to ticket booking site FatSoma, Sutherland was to make the headlines next Saturday at “Twice as Nice on the Thames”, an urban music event on a boat on the river.
UK Garage DJ, Steve Sutherland twice as Nice, UK 2000’s. News broke tonight that Sutherland passed away
BBCR2 presenter Trevor Nelson directed tributes to the late DJ this evening.
On Twitter, he wrote, “I just heard the sad news of another great loss for black music in the UK. Condolences to the family of Steve Sutherland with whom I first met and worked at the Kensington Rooftop Gardens 30 years ago.
The MOBO Awards tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of DJ Steve Sutherland. His contribution to the British black music scene will never be forgotten.
Steve Sutherland poses backstage at the awards room with the award for Best UK Club DJ at the MOBO Awards 2005, the tenth anniversary of the annual musical event, at the Royal Albert Hall on September 22, 2005 in London, England
Beverley Knight added condolences, tweeting, “I am so disgusted to hear the death of # SteveSutherland. The number of times he forced me to leave my house late in the evening to appear on his radio show “it must be Bev live, no pre-recording!” A BRILLIANT, beloved DJ with an immense heritage. Eviscerated. ”
Party Hard singer Donae’o tweeted: ‘RIP Steve Sutherland. I can’t believe this guy was one of the nicest people I know. He was one of the first people to play and support my music when no one else would. This guy is a legend That his memory will be remembered forever.