Lucy Stone, 38, the host of the Drive Time show on Dance FM, died last week in the UK.
Friends described her as 'gorgeous and fierce' and the news of her death sent shockwaves accross the radio station.
Cameron Plant, Group MD at Shock Middle East released a statement, confirming the tragic news: "Lucy was an instrumental member of the Shock Middle East family and we are deeply saddened to hear of her passing. We will miss her energy, dedication and her commitment to radio. Lucy was very popular amongst her peers and she will be deeply missed by her friends and family. We kindly ask everyone to respect the privacy of her family during this difficult time.”
Lucy had a blossoming musical career. She started as resident DJ at popular London nightclubs Ministry of Sound and HedKandi. She then moved to UAE and worked as head of music curation at the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
She joined the Shock Middle East team in March 2017 as the Dance 97.8 weekend presenter. In February 2018 she took over the Drive Time show (4-8pm) to become one of the station's leading presenters.
Circumstances surrounding her death have not yet been released but everyone who knew her, loved her. Friends and colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to the late DJ. One friend states, “I feel so lucky to have known Lucy… her massive cheesy smile would light up any room and she was loved by everyone she met.”
RIP Lucy, you will be missed.