DJ Stu Allen is being remembered as a “90s music icon” after his death was announced on social media.

Tributes are following for the Manchester-based producer after friends and family shared he had died on social media.

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Allen was known as an influential force throughout the house music scene who had a huge heart as well as his talent.

He worked for Piccadilly Radio – now known as Greatest Hits Radio – and Key 103 – which today is Hits Radio – during the 80s and 90s, according to the Mirror.

The Twitter post announcing his death said: “It is with much sadness that we write this message to let you know that Stu has passed away today.

“We will be holding a memorial event in Stu’s memory sometime soon, where we can all celebrate his amazing life. Please leave a comment below and what memories you have of Stu.”

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Kiss FM’s Anton Powers said: “He was my inspiration to be a DJ. […] I listened to his Key 103 shows religiously.

“They say never meet you heroes but with Stu that wasn’t true.”

Fellow broadcaster Justin Robertson said: “He introduced me to more amazing music than I can remember.

“[His shows] were my introduction to the sound of hip hop and house. Impeccable selector and inspiration.”

One person commented: “Absolute legend. A massive loss to the music and raving world.”

“Had many house raves listening to his sets”.

Someone else wrote: “A caring and kind man who paved the way for not just me but countless other Manchester DJs.

“A naturally gifted broadcaster. A pioneer. I’ll miss you Stu.”

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