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Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Kay Slay Dies at 55

Legendary hip-hop DJ and graffiti artist Kay Slay passed away on Easter Sunday after after battling COVID-19 for months. He was 55.

The disc jockey and record executive, whose real name was Keith Grayson, died Sunday evening after a four-month battle with COVID-19.

Kay Slay’s family confirmed his death in the following statement to The NY Post:

“Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay,” the bereaved Grayson family wrote in a touching tribute. “A dominant figure in Hip Hop culture with millions of fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will transcend generations.”

They continued, “In memory of DJ Kay Slay, our family wishes to thank all of his friends, fans, and supporters for their prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve this tragic loss.”

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