Music producer Adrian Thomas, 41, better known as DJ Ajax, died on Thursday after being struck by a truck in Australia. Sydney’s Chinese Laundry nightclub, where Ajax worked, was one of the first to break the news of Ajax’s death on Facebook.
The Sydney Morning Herald also reported the famous DJ died on the scene after he running out onto a road and hit by an oncoming truck.
According to Limited’s news.com.au he died on his birthday.
Ajax was credited with helping revive electronic dance music in Australia. He was a founding member of of the DJ crew Bang Gang, who released music on Modular and Ministry of Sound. He also ran the label Sweat It Out, best known for releasing Yolanda Be Cool vs D Cup’s hit “We No Speak Americano”.
“Absolutely heart breaking news about one of our long time former resident Dj’s AJAX,” reads a message posted to the club’s Facebook on Thursday. “Ajax was resident at Chinese Laundry for over 7 years and was a great friend to everyone here & an amazing DJ that was always a crowd favourite[.] You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you and everyone at Chinese Laundry[.] RIP Buddy[.]”
Ajax was a founding member of the Bang Gang Crew and co-founder of the record label Sweat It Out.
The AP and Sydney Morning Herald contributed to this report.