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Cycling Bushwick DJ killed in crash

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Members of the electronic music and rap scenes are mourning a Bushwick DJ who was fatally struck by a driver while riding his bike on Tuesday.

Zack Xochil Fortune, known on stage as Furoche, was riding his bicycle through the intersection of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick when a motorist plowed into him at 2:32 pm on Tuesday, an FDNY spokesman said. Emergency services brought him to Woodhull Medical Center in critical condition, fire officials said, and he later died, according to friends.

On Wednesday afternoon, police and fire officials still had not received word that Fortune had succumbed to his injuries, but by then his closest friends and fans were already blanketing the internet with tributes to him and had raised more than $6,100 toward his funeral.

“It is a pretty heavy loss in our underground,” said friend Anna Dang, DJ Annalog. “He was bound to break through. He was the closest thing I had to family in New York.”

Fortune and Dang both recently performed for big-name dubstep producer Skrillex at a Manhattan skate apparel store, Dang said, and Furoche had just completed a short tour with legendary Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo of the seminal group Three Six Mafia, according to the website Mass Appeal.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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bkmanhatman from nubrucklyn says:
Ok. So was this a hit and run? We need to go after these savage automobile drivers.
June 12, 2014, 8:51 am
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June 12, 2014, 10:10 am
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June 12, 2014, 10:31 am
Jim from Greenpoint. says:
according the records he wasn't in the bike lane was driving fast passing red lights etc.
June 12, 2014, 1:59 pm
Oliver from Sunset Park says:
Cyclists are not required to be in a bike lane.
June 12, 2014, 3:27 pm
Britt from Bushwick says:
I'll love you forever and I won't rest until there's justice for you.. You were loved by so many and we won't forget the positive energy you put in all of our lives. This is just so unreal.
June 12, 2014, 4:59 pm
Anon from Brooklyn says:
Jim. You are refrencing another horrible accident that happened around citifield. Not this incident.
June 12, 2014, 5:01 pm
Zoë from Bushwick says:
Jim I live at this intersection and there is no bike lane. It's an incredibly dangerous intersection and motorists continuously run lights easily up to ten seconds AFTER the light turned red. I've almost been run over in the crosswalk multiple times by overly aggressive motorists trying to make lights.
June 12, 2014, 7:58 pm
Ted from Park Slope says:
I find it absolutely disgusting that people will comment on a tragedy sarcastically or to indulge in some mentally defective kind of humor. Get help and get out.
June 13, 2014, 3:48 pm
Amy from Clinton Hills says:
What record? In biking accidents it's always a one sided story. Guess who's not there to tell their side of what happened. Another life cut short and if found, the driver MIGHT just get a ticket.
Sorry for the loss of this young man
June 14, 2014, 10:04 am
Peter from Brooklyn Heights says:
I regularly bike from Brooklyn Heights to Queens. Straight up Myrtle Avenue.

The intersection with Broadway is brutal. Obstructed sight lines because of the el, non-perpendicular intersection, no bike lane, etc.
June 14, 2014, 11:20 am
Tiffany from Brooklyn says:
Can't belive I saw this man die May god bless your soul to sleep easy
June 22, 2014, 9:12 pm
Woodraw Wilson from Bushwick says:
I wonder what killed him? Getting hit by a car or getting taken to Woodhull... I lean for the latter
Aug. 11, 2014, 1:01 pm

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