Pioneering Hip-Hop DJ Eddie Cheba Has Died

Hip-Hop pioneer Eddie Cheba has diedAccording to close friend Van Silk, he passed away from a cardiac arrest at 7:16 a.m. ET on Tuesday (February 13). Cheba's sister, Sarah Shawn, confirmed the news on social media. Cheba had been sick for at least six months and suffered not one but three strokes. The trailblazing DJ was considered one of the biggest club DJs in New York City throughout the 1970s and could easily pack the house on any given night.

"I met Eddie back in 1975, the same time I met DJ Hollywood and Reggie Wells," Van Silk told AllHipHop. "Reggie Wells and Eddie Cheba grew up in Douglas Houses in Manhattan. My experience with Eddie Cheba is very sentimental. He played for many of my parties and we did Broadway International together. Eddie definit

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