DJ Spinbad Dead At 46; Russell Peters, DJ Premier, Jazzy Jeff, And Others Pay Tribute

DJ Spinbad

Legendary New York DJ Spinbad has died from unknown causes at the age of 46.

Veteran New York DJ Spinbad passed away yesterday (November 10th) at the age of 46.

DJ Spinbad released no less than 24 mixtapes during his lengthy career, which included stints on WHTZ and WWPR.

DJ Spinbad, born Chris Sullivan, also served as tour DJ for EDM artist Moby, and he was also a guest on Big Tiggerl’s syndicated radio show “Live In Tha Den.”

Spinbad’s skills took him around the world, and he most recently served as the official DJ for Russell Peters.

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“This is a post I had hoped I’d never have to make but it’s with a broken heart that I have to say, bye to my brother, my friend, my DJ, one of the most creative and brilliant minds I’ve ever known,” Russell Peters wrote in a tribute to Spinbad. “i can’t believe you’re not here anymore… trying to find the right pictures of us has me all f##### up and crying, because we have waaaay too many memories together… I love you my brother and I don’t know how to keep it together…”

A variety of well-known DJs pay tribute to spin badge legacy, including DJ Soul, Rhettmatic, Dj Jazzy Jeff, and others.