Dubai-based DJ Lucy Stone dies at 38

Updated 10 September 2019

Dubai-based DJ Lucy Stone dies at 38

DUBAI: UAE-based DJ and radio presenter Lucy Stone, aged 38, died in the UK last week. She was reported dead days after she had been announced missing.

Circumstances around Stone’s passing are not yet known.

Stone was a radio presenter for Dance FM, a local station in the UAE. In March 2017, she joined the channel as a weekend presenter. In February 2018, she took over the drive show to become one of the stations leading dance music presenters in the country.

“Lucy Stone’s laughter and love of music will be dearly missed by her loyal listeners and those who worked with her,” the media group Shock Middle East said in a released statement shared on Facebook this Monday.

Earlier this year, the Dubai-based radio station suspended its regular programming after one of its presenters passed away a short time before he was due on air.


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