Below is the official word from Roc Raida's family.
"Anthony Williams p/k to the world as The Legendary Grandmaster Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today September 19 2009. He is survived by his wife, three lovely daughters, mother and friends. Raida was recently in an mixed martial arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had under gone two surgeries with great success, was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days. This morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time."
Nothing but the deepest condolenses go out to his family and friends.
Really bad news. Fantastic DJ, he will be greatly missed - going have to dig in the tapes find that early X-Men stuff now...
the Grandmaster Roc Raida is n has been my favoret DJ since such time way back
and we ova here celebrate that brothah'z life
Dude was MAAAAAAAD nice on the decks. Highly influential - he will be missed. Much respect to the family and friends!
RIP! Roc Raida was sooo nice. Not only was he skilled he was also a showman. This is truly bad news.
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