DJ Rashad Found Dead: Musician Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose

Celebrity News Apr. 27, 2014 AT 5:55PM
UPDATED May. 8, 2014 AT 5:50PM
DJ Rashad DJ Rashad was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on April 26 in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of Ashes57

Our original story on DJ Rashad (April 27, 2014) incorrectly included a photo identifying DJ Rashad Hayes as the deceased, DJ Rashad Harden.  However, DJ Rashad Hayes is alive and well, and is not involved in any drug activity whatsoever.  We greatly regret our error and extend our apologies to DJ Rashad Hayes and to his friends and family.

Rashad Harden, known by his stage name DJ Rashad, was found dead on Saturday, April 26 in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The paper notes that police suspect his death to be the result of a drug overdose. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found near the musician's body.

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The DJ was 34 at the time of his death, and his new EP, We On 1, was set to be released on Monday.

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Rashad is survived by his 9-year-old son Chad. 

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