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Update: DJ Roc Raida Died from Martial Arts Related Injury

As previously reported, legendary X-Ecutioners member and Busta Rhymes‘ DJ Roc Raida died on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the age of 37.

At the time of our last report, the cause of the turntablist’s death was unknown, but a statement from Roc Raida’s family has been released, clearing up the details of his passing.

“Anthony Williams p/k to the world as The Legendary Grand Master Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today Sept 19 2009,” the statement begins. “He is survived by his wife, 3 lovely daughters, mother and friends. Raida was recently in an mixed martial arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had under gone 2 surgeries with great success, was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days. This morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time.”

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