Monday, March 28, 2011

DJ Megatron Dead : Radio BET Host Shot Killed In NYC,Full Coverage

Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show "What's Good," was shot to death early Sunday, his manager and police said.The occasional BET television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his home on New York City's Staten Island around 2 a.m., said his manager Justin Kirkland, known as J. Smoove.

The 32-year-old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest, police said. No arrests had been made.

His manager said friends and relatives had no idea why anyone might have attacked a deejay known for his upbeat, amiable attitude."He probably had one of the best personalities around . super-positive, happy all the time," Kirkland said.

Rising to the on-air ranks after starting as an intern, DJ Megatron began his career at New York's WKRS-FM, better known as Kiss FM, where deejays remembered him on the air and online Sunday.

In recent years, he's appeared on BET's popular "106 & Park," where his "What's Good" spots took him onto the streets to ask bystanders about topics ranging from sports to "The Five Elements of Hip-Hop." Viacom Inc.-owned BET had no immediate comment.

Sometimes known as Mega or Mega McGriff, the deejay also appeared in movies including 2005's "State Property 2," starring Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash and rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga.

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