How did DJ Stu Allan Dies at 60: The ‘90s Dance Music Legend’s Cause of Death Explained

DJ Stu Allan, the dance music legend of the ‘90s from Manchester, passed away today as confirmed by his family members. Read on to know how did DJ Stu Allan die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.

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Allan played a massive role in the 1990s dance music scene. He had been struggling with a critical health battle for a year before passing away earlier today.


How did DJ Stu Allan die?


DJ Stu Allan, the famous dance music legend of the 1990s era, died on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the age of 60. The heartbreaking news of his death was announced by his family via his official social media accounts.

“It is with much sadness that we write this message to let you know that Stu has passed away today,” the post states.

“We will be holding a memorial event in Stu’s memory sometime soon, where we can all celebrate his amazing life. Please leave a comment below and what memories you have of Stu,” the post adds.

You can take a look at the full post here:

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DJ Stu Allan dead: What was the cause of his death?


DJ Stu Allan died after a year long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) last year. Allan had been pretty open about his treatment and recovery. He frequently shared updates on his social media accounts.

Earlier this year, in February, Allan shared an image of himself receiving treatment in a hospital. “Just a bit of an update for the nosey crew,” he wrote in the caption.

“This was me earlier in the week on my next road to recovery receiving ‘treatment’ due to a rare GIST,” he wrote.


Who was DJ Stu Allan?


Stu Allan was born in 1962 in Manchester, England. He was a famous British dance music DJ and producer who worked for Piccadilly Radio and Key 103 in the 1980s and 1990s. He was ranked the No. 3 DJ by DJ Magazine in 1993 for his hip hop, hardcore techno, and house music mixes.

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Allan performances significantly influenced the dance music scene of that era. He continued to remain a prolific contributor within the UK hardcore scene throughout his career.

Allan took up DJin between 1984 and 1986. His mixes and remixes were frequently featured on Piccadilly Radio, Manchester, on various shows. Some of his features were with Timmy Mallet, Chris Evans, and Tim Grundy.

“Love Can’t Turn Around” by Farley Jackmaster Funk was the first record Allan played on the radio. He never looked back from here and became a huge attraction at Bowlers in Trafford Park. He was a fan favorite on the scene in the 1990s.

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Allan had left behind his wife Alison, whom he married in 2015.

Carl Cox leads tributes for DJ Stu Allan

Popular British DJ Carl Cox led tributes for late DJ Stu Allan upon his demise. “I am so very sorry to hear this news today, My condolences goes out to his family and friends. R.I.P Stu,” Cox wrote.

“Absolutely gutted about the passing of @stu_allan. He was my inspiration to be a DJ,” wrote Kiss DJ Anton Powers.

He added: “I got fake ID when I was 15 to see him play & I listened to his Key 103 shows religiously. They say never meet you heroes but with Stu that wasn’t true. RIP Stu and thoughts with your family x.”

Thousands of fans joined them to pay respect to the late DJ. He’ll be remembered forever as a legend of the industry. Our heart goes out to his family and friends in these difficult times. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.

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