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DJ Megatron of Hot 97 and BET’s 106 & Park was found dead in Staten Island with a gunshot wound to his chest. Corey McGriff, 32, the father of three was found dead just blocks away from his home. According to his manager J Smoove:

Megatron was shot and killed while heading to a store near his home in Staten Island at around 2 a.m. on Sunday. No arrests have been made in the shooting.

He had many things to celebrate, including his recent engagement to girlfriend Shyleen Robinson, who he shared a 10-month old baby with. His personality was described as optimistic and always pleasant with a smile. Here is a clip of Megatron on 106 & Park, What’s Good:

More details about Megatron and his career when you continue, plus a few pics…

Megatron first made his name in Staten Island hip-hop circles as a promoter of local artists, something he continued during his stint as a DJ on famed New York radio station Hot 97, where he had risen from an intern to an on-air sidekick of popular personality Fatman Scoop. He had also worked at stations in Boston and Philadelphia. In recent months, Megatron had started to gain national exposure thanks to his appearances on BET’s “106 & Park,” where he’d hype up the in-studio audience during commercial breaks and conduct frank — and hilarious — man-on-the-street interviews. {Via MTV}

His manager said friends and relatives had no idea why anyone might have attacked a deejay known for his upbeat, amiable attitude.

“He probably had one of the best personalities around . super-positive, happy all the time,” Kirkland said. {Via Huffington Post}

[Photo Credit: Life]

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