Capital FM DJ dies after collapsing in office

NAIROBI |

DJ Lithium.

Capital FM DJ Alex Nderi, known as DJ Lithium, has died of suspected suicide.

Kilimani OCS Muturi Mbogo confirmed to the Standard that the DJ was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nairobi Hospital.

Mbogo said the DJ was rushed to the facility after he collapsed at Capital FM offices located at Lonroh House in Nairobi's Central Business District.

Some of Nderi's colleagues intimated that the DJ collapsed after ingesting a yet-to-be-determined substance. They tried to resuscitate him to no avail.

Nderi is said to have left behind a suicide note whose contents are under review.

The 34-year-old hosted the Club Capital show, on Fridays, from 11:00pm to 2:00am as well as Jam the same day from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

A postmortem is expected to be conducted later in the day.

Capital FM in a statement said the DJ died at the Nairobi Hospital where he was rushed on emergency after collapsing in the office.

The statement indicated that Lithium’s family was notified and fully briefed of the emergency.

"The circumstances surrounding Alex’s death are a family matter which has been taken over by relevant authorities. Alex was a great addition to the larger Capital FM team, encompassing great talent as a DJ, producer and possessed an interesting ”right-wing” sense of humour,” Danny Munyi, Capital FM’s Programmes Director said.

Munyi said to honour the DJ, the station will celebrate him for the passion he had for this company, his direct breakfast team, his fellow mixmasters and cherish the moments they shared with him.

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