Legendary DJ Kay Slay Passes Away After Battle w/ Covid-19
Written by Jay Holz on April 18, 2022
It’s a sad day for hip-hop. The iconic and legendary DJ, Kay Slay, has lost his battle with Covid-19 and has tragically passed away. His family released the following statement:
“Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay. A dominant figure in Hip Hop culture with millions of fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will transcend generations. In memory of DJ Kay Slay, our family wishes to thank all of his friends, fans, and supporters for their prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve this tragic loss.”
Hot 97, the home to Kay Slay for years, added:
“Hot 97 is shocked and saddened by the loss of our beloved DJ Kay Slay. We cherish the many memories created through the twenty-plus years he dedicated to the “Drama Hour.” A cultural icon, Kay Slay was more than just a DJ, to us he was family and a vital part of what made Hot 97 the successful station it is today. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans worldwide and we will always and forever celebrate The Drama King’s legacy.”
Kay’s resume speaks for itself and his contributions to the culture are beyond words. We’ll miss The Drama King to say the least. RIP to the legend Kay Slay!