French disc jockey and producer DJ Mehdi died Tuesday in an accidental death after the roof of his Paris home collapsed.
DJ Mehdi was reportedly celebrating with friends on Sept. 13 when the roof of his home in Paris collapsed, resulting in his death and three others injured, according to reports from MTV.
TMZ reported that Mehdi was celebrating on the mezzanine of his roof with Carte Blanche project partner, Riton for his birthday when the roof collapsed.
Mehdi, part of Ed Banger Records, was well-known for his electronic hip-hop and dance remixes.
Born in France as Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, the 34-year-old DJ started his career in the underground Parisian scene before gaining prominence in French electro.
DJ Mehdi is most known for his collaborations with Daft Punk, Cassius and MC Solaar. His single, I Am Somebody featuring Chromeo, gained international success in 2007 when it was used for an XM Radio advertisement, according to MTV. He released his first full-length album, The Story of Espion, in 2002 and a second, Lucky Boy, in 2006.
He is married to French artist and model Fafi, according to Billboard. Mehdi reportedly started a crew of friends and DJ's called Club 75, which he had tattooed on his right arm.
News of DJ Mehdi's death triggered an outpouring of tributes to the DJ, including Good Charlotte's Benji Madden who tweeted, R.I.P. DJ Mehdi. Thoughts&prayers goin out to family&friends at Ed banger (records). Respect. Unreal man.