Alex T, the hugely respected Leeds-based DJ, has died aged 25
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Alex T, the hugely respected Leeds-based DJ, has died aged 25

Alex Theodossiadis, the much-loved Leeds-based DJ, has passed away at the age of 25 following a short illness.

Theodossiadis, who performed under the name Alex T, was born in Manchester, worked as a resident DJ on Rinse FM and often appeared as a guest on popular shows such as Garage Hour.

Having been based in Leeds for a number of years, Theodossiadis ran his popular event, On Rotation, Wire Club as well as working at the specialist shop Tribe Records.

While no specific details of his death have been released, a number of tributes have begun pouring in. “Alex’s unrelenting kindness and positivity was infectious to everyone around him, and extended even to those he’d never met,” Dimensions Festival said in a post on social media. “His support and encouragement for others was unmatched, a cornerstone of the scene, he will be deeply missed.

“It was our great privilege to call him family and to witness his exceptional talent and passion for music. We’re heartbroken to hear of Alex’s passing and send our love to his family and his friends, of whom there are countless.”

See the tributes, below.

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This photo is from the page of our mucker @gabrielszatan The last time I properly sat down with Alex we had lunch at @salvosleeds in Leeds and I relentlessly quizzed him about all his opinions on everything from the most inquisitive DJs, to the sharpest producers, to how he was going to change the story of Leeds’ nightlife with his label plans. I loved his energy and I especially loved his desire to make a difference. In the short period of time we knew each other, I felt his influence on the record buyers of Leeds, his work in the shop had ripples of influence globally which was why all our peers went in there. I knew Alex was going to make huge waves and I guess we are all seeing and feeling that he already had done so. What an inspiration. We love you brother. ❤️

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Absolutely heartbroken to say goodbye to this wonderful man, Alex Theodossiadis Literally everyone that knew him loved him. He always made the time, went out of his way to support mates. On call 24/7 if you needed him, whether you were a familiar face or a first time contact. Always about, always in the thick of it, ready to catch a flight or a train to be involved. Put every bit of his energy and money back into the right places. A friend to all. You’d need another 1000000 tries to get the combination of warmth, wisdom, wit, fairness and eagerness Alex had. He was the sunny optimist everyone wished they could be: genuinely the best of people I don’t think I’d heard a single bad thing about him, from when we first met in 2013 up until his passing. And if you’d told me, I don’t think I would have believed it anyway Alex had a first gig at Fabric in two weeks, and a tour of the US he’d been working toward for years — then his whole life ahead of him. He even tried to get a doctor’s sign off to DJ a gig in Leeds this last Friday, as he didn’t want to let anyone down (typical). Was talking publicly about just needing to shake the flu then he’d be back at it. The cruelty of this is breathtaking A cornerstone of our little world and just the loveliest guy. IDing machine, wafter supreme, an invincible force for good. The void he leaves is incalculable. Thinking of Seb & the rest of his family first and foremost today. We’re all so, so sorry ?

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