DJ Jamie Roy death: when did Scottish DJ and producer die, what age was he - plus tributes on Twitter

News of the DJ’s death was announced on social media by his family

<p>The Scottish DJ has passed away age 33 (Photo: Facebook/Jamie Roy)</p>

The Scottish DJ has passed away age 33 (Photo: Facebook/Jamie Roy)

Scottish DJ Jamie Roy has passed away, his family confirmed in a statement released on social media.

As news of Roy’s death spread, many of his friends, fans and fellow DJs have shared tributes for him online, including DJ and producer Paul Woolford, who tweeted: “There is nobody like THE Jamie Roy. One in 8 billion. Lit up any room he walked into. An incredible human. Hard to believe it’s true. Say it ain’t so… [broken heart emoji]”

This is everything you need to know.

Who was Jamie Roy?

Roy was a Scottish DJ from Dumfries, and was best known for his work DJing on the Ibiza club circuit. He was also a producer who released records on labels like Ultra, Toolroom, Skream’s Of Unsound Mind, Under No Illusion and Patrick Topping’s Trick.

Chatting to Size? in 2020, Roy talked about starting his music career running club nights in Dumfries whilst he was still working as a plumber.

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He said: “I started off running nights in my home town of Dumfries, I eventually left my job as a plumber to spend a summer in Ibiza, I managed to get a job selling tickets for We Love at the legendary space.

“It snowballed from there really, playing out regularly on the west end to getting offered a residency with Steve Lawler at Viva Warriors in 2015, then on to Residencies with Do Not Sleep and Dance or Die at Ushuaïa."

The DJ was from Dumfries and worked as a plumber before his music career took off (Photo: Facebook/Jamie Roy)

Roy was offered a residency at Ushuaïa in 2019 in Ibiza for the Grammy-nominated producer Nic Fanciulli’s Dance or Die events, and just last year Roy signed a multi-release record deal with Ultra Records.

Fans of Roy will have heard his remixes played on BBC Radio 1 over the years, with his death coming shortly after announcing his new track Let Us Sing, which Roy made during lockdown.

On Instagram, Roy wrote: “Biggest track of my life is finally coming! With one of my heroes and one of the biggest producers on earth and one of my favourite people on earth. Collab announced coming soon! Made this in lockdown and everyone been asking for it. Let Us Sing love you all [heart emoji] coming out on @sonymusicuk @ultrarecordsofficial”

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When did he die?

Roy passed away on Tuesday 20 September at the age of 33, according to his family who released a statement on his official Facebook profile.

They said: “Jamie passed away yesterday. Jamie was a much loved and talented son, brother, nephew and uncle and loved by his many friends and colleagues both within the music industry and beyond that.

His family confirmed the news of his death on Facebook (Photo: Facebook/Jamie Roy)

“We are all absolutely heartbroken.”

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Details regarding Roy’s death have not been shared.

Tributes for Jamie Roy

Following the news of his death, many have shared tributes for the Scottish DJ on Twitter.

Defected Records tweeted: “R.I.P Jamie Roy [broken heart emoji]. We are all devastated to hear about the passing of Jamie this morning. A great producer, DJ, and a friend to so many within our industry. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Shine bright, Jamie.”

Ministry of Sound also wrote: “RIP Jamie Roy [broken heart emoji]. So sad to hear about Jamie’s passing. Our thoughts are with his friends & family.”

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Grammy nominated DJ duo CamelPhat tweeted: “RIP JAMIE ROY, One of the good guys in this crazy industry. Thoughts are with your family and friends. Will miss you [broken heart emoji].”

“So awful to hear, when one of our community is no longer with us. RIP DJ Jamie Roy. Love sympathy and blessings to Jamie’s family,” fellow DJ and producer Judge Jules wrote.

DJ and producer James Zabiela added: “So deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Jamie Roy. He really had a smile for everyone, it was impossible not to love the guy.”