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World Famous DJ Mehdi

Dies After Falling from Roof

9/13/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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.

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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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1.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Very unfortunate. Rest in peace.

948 days ago
2.

DubstepDistribution    

res In Peace dude

948 days ago
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Delaware D    

Honestly, I never heard of him. But thats a sad story. RIP, brother.

948 days ago
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Inmaculada Concepcion Suarez Ramirez    

Out of respect for this person.... Please make correction "falling off a roof" is worlds apart from " falling thru" as the roof collasped" the only uninjured n living was the Birthday boy Riton. Thanks in advance for your consideration & time.

948 days ago
5.

love Medhi    

so much love

948 days ago
6.

videogamingtown    

RIP,Great Producer

948 days ago
7.

Mikey    

Now where are they going to find someone to play records on a turn table?

948 days ago
8.

Jackie    

I have never heard of him. Rip Mehdi

948 days ago
9.

studrail    

world famous? R.I.P.

948 days ago
10.

dmeilerts    

And really who cares, dime a dozen. These supposed celebs are just too full of themselves, DJ, get reall what can make a DJ famous?? NOt the people, just a certain low class of blue sky fake people.

948 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

I don't memba them.

948 days ago
12.

sam    

so many idiots commenting on here, have some respect. he wasn't just a dj, he was a producer and one half of carte blanche. go check out his music, it's proper electo rather than the bland over produced crap you get from guetta. i saw mehdi only 3 days ago and he played an outstanding set. rip

948 days ago
13.

Carl    

Roofs are not designed to have people walking around on them.

948 days ago
14.

joshua gordon    

wow , I can't get over all of the negative comments on here.
When is someone dying ever time for hatred? Mehdi wasn't a dime a dozen as said above , he was an extremely skilled producer , a world renowned DJ and a friendly person who always had a massive smile on his face.
Less of the negativity and try to show some respect for a legend who's just been lost.
RIP MEHDI. x

948 days ago
15.

EVLBERT    

Who?

948 days ago
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