RIP: Legendary DJ Eddie Cheba Has Passed Away

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This is sad news. It was reported that the legendary DJ Eddie Cheba has passed away.

His death was confirmed by Russell Simmons, who looked up to DJ Eddie Cheba. On his Instagram Simmons wrote, “One more legendary groundbreaking rapper has passed and the hip-hop community was too uneducated to give him the proper flowers he deserved.” He continued, “It was Cheba or Hollywood, and if you couldn’t get one of those, definitely go get smaller venues make sure u reach out and get Love Bug Starsky (rip) and charge less but that’s the fact . Is it was in that order they were the 3 biggest stars and they were the reason we got to make rap records as a promoter of hip hop promoting all 5 boroughs, I’m 100000% sure that before there was a recording art when there was only performance artists Eddie Cheba was a major mastermind of hip hop all these rich rappers and “moguls” you are standing on his shoulders!!!!! GIVE THE MAN HIS FLOWERS RIP THE GREAT LEGENDARY EDDIE CHEBA.”

Back in October 2023, Russell Simmons shared that Cheba was hospitalized after suffering a third stroke. DJ Cheba became an NYC icon in the 1970s and has been considered to be the number-one club DJ.

Friends, fans, and loved ones close to Cheba paid their respects to the DJ. See what they have to say below.

We will keep you posted when more details become available. However, we will continue to keep DJ Eddie Cheba’s family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.