Radio personality Miss Info has paid homage and reflected on the tragic fatal shooting of her former Hot 97 co-worker Megatron a day after his life was taken in New York.
Writing on her blog, Info shared her personal experience with the late 32 year-old radio/television personality.
“Mega was a former co-worker of mine at Hot97, where he was Fatman Scoop‘s board engineer, and when Scoop moved to mid-days, Megatron took over the overnight slot. He also showed his diversity as an on-air personality for BET’s 106th and Park. And if you ask any of the shocked and saddened Hot97 family, you’ll hear the same thing over and over…Mega was such a nice guy, always happy to chat, and genuinely interested in how you were doing. But what I remember most about Mega is that when I would come in, bleary-eyed at 5:30 in the morning, bracing myself for the morning show….Mega would be finishing up his shift, and preparing to drive from NYC to Philly for his other radio gig. But even at that hour, his enthusiasm was a reminder…of how lucky we were to be working with the music we loved, with the people who inspired us. That’s what Megatron shared. Our condolences go out to his family, and the 3 children he leaves behind.” (Miss Info TV)
Details of the shooting landed online hours after the incident took place yesterday.
DJ Megatron, a popular hip-hop radio personality who frequently appeared on BET’s 106 & Park television program, was shot and killed early this morning near his home in Staten Island, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 32-year old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made. (Entertainment Weekly)
Megatron’s manager also confirmed the fatal incident occurred.
His manager Regg Rocc released this statement to E! News: “Mega’s family is grateful for all of the condolences and warm thoughts of his fans and friends. Please continue to uplift your prayers of support as an ongoing investigation is currently being conducted by law enforcement officials.” (E! Online)
Sharing her disbelief, Tron’s mother spoke on the shooting.
As NYPD detectives combed the scene of the whodunit, DJ Megatron’s family reeled from their sudden loss. “It is just earth-shattering,” his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News by telephone from her Georgia home. “Words can’t describe the way my husband and I feel right now. I just don’t know how we’re going to make it without him. He was our golden child.” (New York Daily News)