38-year-old Dubai radio presenter, Lucy Stone passed away last week in the UK.
Stone was the host of the Drive Time show on Dance FM and was described as “gorgeous and fierce” by friends.
The DJ moved to Dubai to further her DJ career and quickly became highly successful across the UAE’s music industry.
She was the former head of music curation at the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi and a former resident DJ at popular London nightclubs Ministry of Sound and HedKandi.
Tributes for Lucy Stone
Cameron Plant who is the group MD at Shock Middle East, the station’s broadcaster, says that the entire team was “deeply saddened” to hear of her sudden passing. He said:
“Lucy was an instrumental member of the Shock Middle East family. We will miss her energy, dedication and her commitment to radio.Lucy was very popular among her peers and she will be deeply missed by her friends and family. We kindly ask everyone to respect the privacy of her family during this difficult time.”
In March 2017, Stone joined the Shock Middle East team as the Dance 97.8 weekend presenter and in February 2018 she took over the Drive Time show and become one of the station’s leading presenters.
“Lucy’s laughter and love of music will be dearly missed by her loyal listeners and those who worked with her.I feel so lucky to have known Lucy… her massive cheesy smile would light up any room and she was loved by everyone she met.”
Those who knew her also took to social media to pay tribute. In their posts, friends and colleagues referred to her quirky style, bubbly attitude as well as her musical knowledge.
“Lucy was such a lovely person, it’s clear that she will be sorely missed and on behalf of everyone at Infusion Magazine, we send our sincere condolences to her family”Vip Patel, Managing Partner