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Award-winning DJ Steve Sutherland has died, according to the organisers of the MOBO Awards.

The MOBOs tweeted on Friday evening to say they were “deeply saddened”. It is not yet known how he died.

Sutherland, who has been widely praised for his contribution to the UK black music scene, won several MOBO Awards for Best Club DJ and had his own radio shows on Choice and Galaxy FM.

He was well known on the club circuit in Ibiza, London and beyond, with his brand Twice As Nice.

Fellow DJ Trevor Nelson and singer Beverley Knight were among those to pay tribute to him on social media.

Nelson tweeted: “Just heard the sad news of another great loss to British black music.

“Condolences to the family of Steve Sutherland who I first met and worked with at the Kensington roof gardens 30 years ago. @TwiceasNiceUK r.i.p.”

Knight said she was “so gutted” to hear news of his death, describing him as “brilliant, well-loved DJ with an immense legacy”.

Kate Osamor, Labour MP for Edmonton in north London, posted: “Just hearing the sad news of the passing of Steve Sutherland.

“He was such a talented DJ who will be sorely missed by the British music scene. RIP Steve you will always be in our hearts xx.”

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