He was a pivotal figure in Black British music...

DJ Steve Sutherland has died, it has been confirmed.

A pivotal figure within the development of Black British music, he combined his reputation as a club DJ with a peerless ability as a broadcaster.

A continual champion for Black British culture at a time when it was broadly marginalised from the mainstream, he created a platform for everything from hip-hop to 2-step via grime and more.

Known for his hugely popular shows with Choice FM and Galaxy FM, DJ Steve Sutherland scooped a MOBO in 2000 for Best Club DJ.

Always at the forefront, he interviewed everyone from Janet Jackson to Alicia Keys, OutKast to Ja Rule, a warm and insightful broadcaster who won over artists with a clear knowledge and love of music.

News of DJ Steve Sutherland's death broke a few moments ago - MOBO Awards were among the first to salute a true great.

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