Chicago’s DJ Timbuck2 has reportedly passed away this weekend after fighting a bout with cancer.
Reports of Tim’s death surfaced across social media Saturday (December 19).
Our hearts are very heavy today… RIP to our brother @DJTIMBUCK2
— WGCI (@WGCI) December 19, 2015
A flurry of hip-hop artists ranging from Chicago’s Lil Bibby to Lupe Fiasco have reacted to the news.
In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news. My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother.
— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) December 19, 2015
RIP 2 da Chi Town homie DJ Timbuck2… Anyone know what happened?? Man so young
— Consequence (@ItsTheCons) December 19, 2015
rest well my brother @DJTIMBUCK2
— vino (@VicMensa) December 19, 2015
— Lil Bibby (@LilBibby_) December 19, 2015
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) December 19, 2015
According to reports, Tim broke out onto the mainstream back in 2004.
DJ Timbuck2 was a mix show DJ and on-air personality with 107.5 WGCI Chicago, where he was brought on in 2004 at the age of 21. His mission was to help change the sound of Chicago radio, often hosting mixtapes for talent he believes in. He was the youngest DJ and on the station’s roster and earned his spot in the Heavy Hitters, which was an illustrious worldwide DJ crew. (Complex)