Bristol-based DJ, DJ Derek is dead. He was 74 years old. Last July, Derek's family reported him missing and a body was recently found outside Bristol, England. After a post-mortem proved inconclusive, DNA tests confirmed the remains belonged to Derek.

In the late 1970s, he began DJing at places like Bristol's Star and Garter pub, where he became known for playing reggae, dancehall, and ska. Although he officially retired in 2013, Derek was widely respected in the English music scene. In 2010, he appeared in the video for Dizzee Rascal's 'Dirtee Disco.'