Pitchfork have just posted that a publicist has confirmed his death. It is not clear whether the confirmation comes from DJ Mehdi or Ed Bangers publicist.
DJ Mag have posted the most information on the accident:
DJmag understands that he was on the roof of his home in Paris with a group of friends celebrating the birthday of Riton, his partner in Carte Blanche, when the roof collapsed. A number of others are reported to have been seriously injured in the tragic accident. Riton, aka Henry Smithson, is said to be the only person not to have fallen through the roof.
DRM RLL PLS has contacted the Ed Banger press office to confirm if this news is true. An official statement should be with us all soon..
as it stands more and more DJ’s who are likely to know the truth are sending tributes:
Jackbeats – We love you brother. Completely devastated. B&N
Boris Dlugosch – R.I.P. DJ MEHDI you will be missed
Greenmoney – DJ Mehdi RIP
Seb Chew – rip mehdi… one of the genuinely coolest cats about.
Shy FX – RIP DJ Mehdi
Fake Blood – We have lost one of the rare beautiful people in this business. A true gentelemen and a friend. I am in pieces. My heart goes out to his boy
DJ Zinc – Sad sad news
Paul Epworth – V sad to hear about DJ Medhi. What a shit day.
Erol Alkan – It’s just starting to sink in, It was always a pleasure to be in DJ Medhi’s company. We’ve lost a great Dj and friend. I’ll miss you. RIP
check out this great Creators Project interview with Mehdi here.