DJ Stu Allan passes away at age 60 after year long battle with cancer
DJ Stu Allan, a staple of the Manchester radio and club scene, passed away on September 22nd after a year long battle with cancer at the age of 60. The announcement was made via Facebook, confirming the unfortunate news while letting fans know that a ceremony will be announced to celebrate the life of the musician.
While he was originally from Anglesey, Wales, DJ Stu Allan made his way to Manchester early in his career where he made a name for himself in the 80’s and 90’s, hosting shows on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio and Key 103, and being a pioneer for introducing the UK to the music of the Chicago house scene. His status and talents extended beyond radio, earning him the #3 DJ spot in the world from DJ Mag in 1993 while also being a member of the Eurodance group Clock until they disbanded in 1999. The news of his passing arrived via Facebook on September 22nd, with the message:
It is with much sadness that we write this message to let you know that Stu has passed away today.As you know, he has been ill for a while now, and has been battling cancer for almost a year.While we’re so sad he is no longer with us, we are relieved he is finally at peace, after his illness.We will be holding a memorial event in Stu’s memory sometime soon, where we can all celebrate his amazing life.But for now Alison, Paul, Gary and Stu’s family need time to come to terms with their loss.Please feel free to leave a comment below and tell us how you knew Stu, and what memories you have of him