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BET Host DJ Megatron Shot and Killed in New York City

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 28th 2011 8:30AM
DJ MegatronTV and radio personality DJ Megatron was shot and killed Sunday, according to Billboard.

The occasional BET host was reportedly killed while walking to the store near his home in Staten Island, New York in the early hours of Sunday morning. The NYPD says it was a gunshot wound to the chest, and no arrests have been made yet.

His manager, Justin Kirkland, said that he had no idea why someone would kill the affable father-of-three. "He probably had one of the best personalities around ... super-positive, happy all the time," Kirkland said.

DJ Megatron (born Corey McGriff) first made his name in radio and was famous on hip-hop stations in New York and Boston before moving into TV and movies. He appeared in 2005's 'State Property 2' and hosted the 'What's Good' segment on BET's music countdown series '106 & Park.'

He also did some on-camera work for '106 & Park' and BET's website, including 'What's Good' spots that took him onto the streets to ask bystanders about topics ranging from sports to "The Five Elements of Hip-Hop." In a statement, a BET spokesman said "He will truly be missed," and extended condolences to his family.

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I speak Peace to the family especially the wife and 3 children left to deal with the loss. May God cover and protect you during this time! May justice be served on whomever did this.

March 31 2011 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A life was taken he was a father with 3 kids have some kind of sympathy wat if it was someone in ur family freakin idiots bury urselves in Satans hell hole piece of shytssss.

March 30 2011 at 12:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just like everything else, they screw up everything.

March 29 2011 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Rap- Hip Hop Is Not Music, is is C R A P !

March 29 2011 at 3:27 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Whenever something tragic like this happens, the lowlifes come out of the woodwork to pile on. I never heard of the victim, nor am I a big hip-hop fan. Nevertheless, a human life was erased. Maybe people with snide remarks should keep them to themselves in this situation. How would you like it if a loved one was murdered and you read the garbage that was posted here? Low class fools.

March 28 2011 at 9:53 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Have to agree. Never heard of this person .....when I die - most of humanity will have never heard of me either.

Sympathy to his loved ones.

March 28 2011 at 9:41 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

WHO ...?

March 28 2011 at 9:33 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

somehow I got on the wrong thread I am so sorry..

March 28 2011 at 9:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Replace them at the polls vote TEA PARTY all the way , we will run them all out of town. enlisted men and NON COMS out number , the perfect privelidged sponges , Public Servant. Save only those that are allowing you the rights garanteed under the constitution of the united States to save yourself. everybody else replace them with the pen calmly cooly without any hesitation... Just as simple as that...

March 28 2011 at 9:30 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

I don't even know the man, and I think this conversation is as pathetic as his murder. May you remember your kindness and empathy, Mr. Ciz-Madia, sooner than you need it, if you are incapable of finding it now.

March 28 2011 at 9:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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