Mister Cee, pioneering New York City DJ, dies at 57

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Mister Cee, legendary DJ and producer, has died
He was 57 years old.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The hip hop world is mourning the loss of the legendary DJ Mister Cee.

Calvin LeBrun, also known as Mister Cee, passed away at the age of 57, according to his family.

The famed disk jockey's death was confirmed Wednesday by Skip Dillard, the brand manager at 94.7 The Block NYC, where Cee had a show. The cause of death has not been announced.

The Brooklyn native made a name for himself as one of New York's most prominent DJs.

"We've lost one of the most important figures in the industry," 94.7 The Block said in a social media post.

Mister Cee was a key player in the rap community. He was formerly Big Daddy Kane's DJ and an executive producer on The Notorious B.I.G.'s groundbreaking 1994 debut, "Ready to Die."

The New York hip hop radio station HOT 97, who Mister Cee was an important part of, released a statement after learning of his passing.

"As a family at HOT 97 and WBLS, we're deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Mister Cee. He wasn't just a DJ; he was a pillar of our stations, bringing joy to countless listeners with his legendary Throwback at Noon and Friday Night Live sets," the statement said in part.

Peter Rosenberg, who is co-host of a weekday morning show at HOT 97 and ESPN Radio's 'The Michael Kay Show,' also reacted to the news of LeBrun's death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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