Posted in dance | music on June 11, 2014

(photo via @furoche's instagram)
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Brooklyn DJ Furoche (real name: Xochil Zack Fortune) died yesterday after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike at Hart and Broadway in Bushwick Brooklyn. Blog Do Androids Dance offers up this Euology:

Furoche was an incredible producer, engineer, and DJ He had his hands in screen printing, cinematography, and a million other ventures. The stories that he's left behind are legendary, he was one of the most caring and kind souls that music has ever connected me to, and we lost a great artist and a staple in the New York party scene way too early. Ma-Less has had him at her Shake 'n Bass party in Orlando numerous times. He was a personal friend, and we were planning on moving to LA together. This loss is painful, and it's personal.
Furoche was scheduled to perform with Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia in Denver this weekend. A memorial fund has been created to raise money for Fortune's funeral expenses if you'd like to donate. RIP, Furoche. You can listen to one of his recent mixes and a track he made with Gangsta Boo below...

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Comments (27)

RIP - rage in peace.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 6:51 PM

This was a hit and run. The NYC police and the FDNY as of this afternoon STILL HAD NO RECORD OF HIS DEATH OR THE ACCIDENT. The guy's mother is hear to identify his body and the police can't figure out where the accident even occurred or where a police report is. What do we pay these people for? Incompetence.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 6:54 PM

ahhh fuck...here...not hear.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 6:55 PM

Hart between bushwick and broadway is a shared bike lane on a residential block, what happened? It would be good to get more details if anyone has them. Really horrible news.

RIP man, my sympathy and condolences to his family.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 7:19 PM

RIP man

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 8:48 PM

-_-

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 12:02 AM

Bicycles are for kids who live on cul de sacs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 12:29 AM

^ef this asshole. have some respect you pos

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 1:05 AM

Darwinism :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 1:08 AM

654 is right.
Nypd does a terrible job for bicycle fatalities. This was a manslaughter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 7:46 AM

You fucking cunts that like to post disrespectful bullshit - you'll suffer some day and I hope the collective "we" have a chance to piss on you while you do it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 8:22 AM

"Shared" bike paths in this city are a joke unfortunately. Unless you're going the same speed as cars (nearly impossible unless you're going down a hill like the shared path on 2nd ave), drivers have absolutely no respect for cyclists and will either dangerously try to swerve around them, or honk their horns to startle/distract them. It wouldn't surprise me if that's exactly what happened here. This is sad.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 9:21 AM

Don't bring a knife to a gun fight, amigos.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 9:46 AM

Don't shoot me in the back.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 9:53 AM

Was he obeying all traffic laws and using proper hand signals when changing lanes and turning?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 11:32 AM

And if he wasn't? Run him over? Can I do that to a car when they don't signal to change lanes? Or just double park?

Stupid question. He's dead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 12:30 PM

Was he wearing a helmet?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 12:57 PM

The NYPD suck dick. Fuck all those pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 1:14 PM

Fuckbrooklyn

Posted by eazy L | June 12, 2014 1:34 PM

He's in a better place now where he can ride his bike forever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 1:41 PM

Was he high?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 4:21 PM

think anybody would've swerved to hit a white guy in dreads really

Posted by gimme | June 13, 2014 1:04 AM

Please stop posting stupid comments. It is very painful to family and friends

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2014 10:43 PM

Why point fingers at the cyclist? It's always a one sided story...guess who's not there to tell his.
Sorry for the loss of this young talented man

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2014 9:49 AM

Wow these comments.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 9:37 AM

Shame on the trolls. Your family (if you have any) would be relieved if you shared a similar fate as this young man.

Shame on #mynypd for trying to botch another cyclist death. Hope his mother sues the fuck out of the city.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 2:28 AM

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