Memorial rave nights have been organised to raise cash for the funeral of a well-known Doncaster DJ and producer.
Hundreds of friends, fans and family members have spoken out following the sudden death of James Vaughan – better known as DJ Vorny.
The 35-year-old DJ, who died on Monday, performed regularly at Doncaster’s Warehouse nightclub in North Bridge Road and at club nights across the country.
Warehouse club manager Stuart Walker said this weekend’s events had been cancelled and a fundraiser would be held on Sunday to raise money towards DJ Vorny’s funeral.
Meanwhile a memorial night will take place tomorrow at the Exhilaration night in Funkiton in Hull where DJ Vorny was scheduled to perform.
Warehouse club manager Stuart Walker said: “Vorny was an icon of the northern dance scene and a massive part of Full FX and Doncaster Warehouse events.
“His talent was instrumental in driving forward fresh sounds to fans of the UK dance culture.
“Vorny had many friends within the tight-knit northern dance scene and was respected throughout the UK and internationally for his music productions and live DJ sets.
“Vorny as a person was a warm, articulate and friendly person who always had time to talk to anybody. His big smile and cheeky infectious character will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to spend time with him.”
James ‘Vorny’, from Skellow in Doncaster, had been DJing since 2001 at venues including Doncaster’s Warehouse and Plug in Sheffield.
Friend Martin Irwin said: “He was the kindest man you could ever meet, a real gentleman. He was a successful DJ but wasn’t big-headed. He was my best mate for 20 years.”
Hundreds of fans and friends took to social media to leave tributes to the DJ.
Bev Barlow posted: “So proud to call him my brother and being a DJ was his life from early school days. I am overwhelmed by all his friends, especially in the rave scene. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their kind words and support, I don’t think he will be forgotten in a hurry.”
Karis Beat posted: “I love you so much our road trips together will never be forgotten don’t know how I will feel stepping into the Warehouse for you not to be there, good night god bless big lad till we meet again.”
Doncaster Coroner’s Court confirmed the death had been referred to them. A date for the inquest had not yet been set.
See Doncaster Warehouse Facebook page for details of the fundraising event on Sunday for DJ Vorny’s funeral.