DJ Ajax Dies, Australian Musician Struck By Truck

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
March 2, 2013|1:36 pm

DJ Ajax, also known as Australian producer Adrian Thomas, has died this week after being hit by a truck on Wednesday.

The music mogul reportedly ran onto a Melbourne road and was hit by an oncoming truck in the early hours on Feb. 28, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. While reports are conflicting, some indicate that Ajax died on his 42nd birthday.

Chinese Laundry nightclub in Sydney where Ajax was a resident mixer was the first to announce the tragic news.

"Absolutely heart breaking news about one of our long time former resident DJ's AJAX," a message posted to the club's Facebook read on Thursday. "Ajax was resident at Chinese Laundry for over 7 years and was a great friend to everyone here & an amazing DJ that was always a crowd favorite You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you and everyone at Chinese Laundry RIP Buddy."

Furthermore, police noted that no signs of foul play are evident in the death of the DJ.

"It's believed that man ran in front of the north bound truck on College Crescent shortly before 1am," a police spokesperson told news.com.au. "He died at the scene."

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Ajax was a founding member of the Band Gang Crew and co-founder at Sweat It Out, the record label that produced the 2010 hit "We No Speak Americano."

Sweat It Out released a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald, reading, "We are devastated and heartbroken to have lost Adrian and our thoughts are with his family and many, many, friends who share out grief at this time. He was a hugely talented individual and was highly respected by the local and international dance music community as a pioneer and innovator. Adrian touched so many people and it is impossible to sum up his legacy in words."

Hundreds of messages have also been posted to social media sites by fans honoring Dj Ajax on Saturday.

"I can not believe the news that our good aussie friend Adrian DJ Ajax has passed away, thank you for all the joy you gave us RIP," wrote the Berlin-based group Boys Noize.

Rapper Krazee Eyez Killa posted, "If you're a DJ and you ever toured Australia chances are you knew Ajax, he was like the ambassador. Much love to the Banggang homies."

"DJ Ajax was seriously one of the best aussie DJ's," added Jessica. "Always loved his sets. Rest In Peace buddy."

 

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