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Mad Decent-Affiliated Producer Big Makk Has Died in a Car Crash

A crowd fund for the funeral costs has almost met its $20,000 goal.
August 30, 2016, 3:11pm
Photo courtesy of the artist's website

Orlando-based DJ and producer Big Makk was one of three people to die in a car crash in Casselberry, Florida on Monday morning. He was in the front passenger seat when the car drove into a tree across the street from All Faiths Memorial Park Cemetery just before 7 AM, bursting into flames; witnesses told police that the car appeared to be speeding significantly over the speed limit, reports WESH Orlando.

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The producer was 22 and his real name was Samisoni Koroitamudu; he was known for music released on established labels like Dim Mak and Diplo's Mad Decent imprint. He also had a weekly tropical bass residency called Shake 'n Bass at an Orlando club called Backbooth.

A 26-year-old man named Alexander Rivera has been identified as the driver, while the third victim has yet to be named by authorities.

Michael Lambie, friend of Koroitamudu's, has set up a GoFundMe initiative to collect $20,000 for his funeral. At the time of publishing, 224 people have contributed a total of $19,205. "The goal of this GoFundMe is to make sure his family does not suffer financially from losing their son," says Lambie on the fundraiser's page.

Deeply saddened by this mornings news. RIP — MAD DECENT (@maddecent)August 29, 2016

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