DJ Timbuck2 has reportedly passed away Saturday (December 20) at the age of 34 after a long battle with cancer.
Born Timothy Jones, the beloved Chicago DJ of WGCI radio was heavy into the local Chicago Hip Hop scene, promoting Vic Mensa, Rockie Fresh and Lil Reese among others via his Go iLL Radio show. A member of the of the Heavy Hitters DJ crew, Timbuck2 also toured with Lupe Fiasco, Common and Kanye West, who took to Twitter after learning of his former partner’s death.
“R.I.P. DJ TIMBUCK2,” West tweeted. “He was an amazing person and talent. My prayers go out to his family.” Just Blaze also tweeted about his death calling him his “brother” and was even in Chicago trying to reach out to him at the time he learned of his passing: “In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news,” he tweeted. “My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother.”
HipHopDX sends their condolences to Timothy Jones’ family during this tough time.
View tweets from the Hip Hop world about DJ Timbuck2’s passing below:
R.I.P. DJ TIMBUCK2. He was an amazing person and talent. My prayers go out to his family.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 20, 2015
In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news. My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother.
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) December 19, 2015
RIP 2 da Chi Town homie DJ Timbuck2… Anyone know what happened?? Man so young — Consequence (@ItsTheCons) December 19, 2015
— Lil Bibby (@LilBibby_) December 19, 2015
RIP @DJTIMBUCK2. Gave me my first radio play and believed when no one else did. True Chicago Legend. We will miss You.
— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) December 19, 2015
Rip Dj Timbuck2 — LilReese300 (@LilReese300) December 19, 2015