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Memphis DJ Slick Rick Decapitated Tennessee Home

Popular DJ Slick Rick found beheaded in his home, police investigate. GoFundMe page set up for funeral expenses and charity.

DJ Rick Buchanan, also known as Slick Rick, tragically met his end when he was discovered beheaded by his brother in his home on Angel Avenue in Berclair, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 24. The beloved DJ was 59 years old at the time of his death. While initial reports did not indicate any signs of foul play, the police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Buchanan's untimely passing.

According to his brother, Buchanan was found holding his keys and his pants were pulled down. "I walked in and found him, and I just called 911," his brother John Buchanan recounted to a local news station. "I thought his coat was up over his head like it was cold or something. I ran out and then I ran back in. And, then I realized it was something worse."

In 2014, the DJ, who was a well-known figure in the community, was shot during a robbery outside a nightclub in Memphis. Following the traumatic event, Buchanan's brother shared that he struggled to cope and became a recluse, choosing to spend most of his time at home with his dog. Additionally, he faced challenges in finding employment after the attack.

In the wake of his passing, a GoFundMe page was established by Buchanan's sister, Ashley Buchanan, to assist the family with his funeral arrangements and to contribute to a charity in Rick's honor. The fundraising page emphasized Buchanan's generous nature, stating, "If you knew Rick, you know he gave to anyone he could, friends, strangers, and charities like MDA. He used his voice and personality to raise unthinkable amounts of money for others. He was also a champion of Memphis music and took pride in presenting, playing, and promoting local music at The Stage Stop."

The statement on the fundraising site also urged friends and supporters to share their photos and memories of Buchanan while keeping his family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The passing of DJ Rick Buchanan, also known as Slick Rick, has left a void in the music community, and his family and loved ones are grieving the loss of a beloved figure. The investigation into the circumstances of his death continues, and the community mourns the loss of a passionate advocate for local music and a generous spirit who touched the lives of many.

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