Wednesday, March 29, 2006


1998 Mobo Award winner DJ Swing has died.

Voted best club DJ at the Mobos, Swing - whose real name was Brian Daley - first found success with the Boogie Bunch and was expected to develop a successful career. All this was cut short when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, in June 2004. After a struggle to find a suitable donor - the subject of Channel 4's Saving DJ Swing documentary - he found a matching donor in November 2005. First impressions had been that the transplant was a success; sadly, it came too late and last week his leukaemia finally beat him.

Swing's friends and former colleagues have set up a website to encourage more donors to come forward.

DJ Swing was 39.

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