Marcus Intalex, a Manchester-based drum and bass producer has died.
The Burnley DJ’s death was announced on his Facebook page with a statement which read: ‘It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness we have announce that Marcus passed away this morning.
‘Thanks for the kind words so far and we appreciate the privacy and respect shown for his loved ones and friends at this sad time.’
A number of Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs paid tributes to the producer who released drum and bass via Metalheadz and Exit Records as well as his own Soul:r label.
Chase & Status said on Twitter: ‘RIP Marcus Intalex. Such devastating news, another legend, one of Manchester’s greats taken too early.’
Radio 1 DJ Giles Peterson added ‘shocking to hear of the passing of one of the true greats of UK underground Dance culture and production’ while Roni Size said: ”I’m utterly saddened that we have lost a soldier @marcusintalex My thoughts are with his family & friends.’