World Famous DJ Mehdi
Dies After Falling from Roof
9/13/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DJ Mehdi -- a world famous DJ and music producer who's worked with Daft Punk and Chromeo -- has died after reportedly falling off of a roof.
34-year-old Mehdi -- real name Mehdi Favéris-Essadi -- was a big time French hip hop and electro producer. So far, no details from the accident have been released.
Moments ago, Chromeo tweeted, "We lost our brother. No words."
Drake also posted, "Damn...RIP MEHDI.
11:58 AM: A rep for DJ Mehdi's PR company tells us ... Mehdi was on a plexiglass mezzanine with several other people, when it collapsed ... killing Mehdi and sending 3 others to the hospital.
So far, no word on the condition of the other people injured in the collapse.
We're told the event was a birthday party for another DJ friend of his named Riton.
No word if Riton was injured during the crash.
7:43 AM: Several French media outlets are reporting that Mehdi fell off of a roof at his home in France. According to one report, the roof collapsed ... and that's what caused the DJ to fall.
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