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Manchester producer and DJ Stu Allan has died

Manchester producer and DJ Stu Allan died final week (September 22) after a battle with most cancers. He was 60 years previous.

The music pioneer was identified with most cancers practically a 12 months in the past and had been receiving therapy for the illness on the time of his loss of life.

“It’s with a lot unhappiness that we write this message to let that Stu has handed away as we speak,” his household wrote in an announcement on his social media pages. “As , he has been sick for some time now, and has been battling most cancers for nearly a 12 months.

“Whereas we’re so unhappy he’s not with us, we’re relieved he’s lastly at peace, after his sickness. We can be holding a memorial occasion in Stu’s reminiscence someday quickly, the place we will all have fun his wonderful life. However for now Alison, Paul, Gary and Stu’s household want time to return to phrases with their loss.”

Allan started DJing in his adopted hometown of Manchester in 1982 after being impressed by listening to Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Metal’ on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 present. His mixes turned a daily function on native station Piccadilly Radio, the place he went on to host his personal present.

Throughout his time on the airwaves at Piccadilly and, later, at Key 103, he championed the likes of A Man Referred to as Gerald and 808 State, whereas he additionally DJed on the Hacienda and golf equipment throughout the UK and Ibiza.

Previous to DJing, Allan was a member of a band in his native Anglesey and returned to music-making with the ‘90s group Clock, who made dance-pop music. Collectively, they scored 13 High 40 hits within the UK, together with 1995’s ‘Everyone’, which charted at Quantity 4 – their highest place. The band ultimately broke up in 1999.

Robbie Williams paid tribute to Allan following the information of his loss of life, sharing one in all his “old school DJ units” from Key 103. “Stu from 14 12 months previous me,” the singer wrote, “thanks very a lot.”


Fellow DJ Justin Robertson tweeted: “I’m shocked to listen to of the loss of life of @stu_allan. He launched me to extra wonderful music than I can keep in mind. His Bus Diss and His seamless Home exhibits had been my introduction to the sound of hip hop and home. Impeccable selector and inspiration. RIP Stu.”

“Unbelievable man who did a lot for the native dance music scene and past. He supported and inspired everybody else too, an attractive ego-free music lover. RIP,” added Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam.

See extra tributes beneath.

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