Friends and fellow musicians have joined online tributes to a Turkish disc jockey who was killed after a reported abduction.

The death of Koray Alpergin, who founded London-based stations Bizim FM and Kral FM, struck the hearts of many in the Turkish community.

The DJ, who Turkish media have reported was taken against his will from Ebony Crescent in Enfield, was found dead near Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton, Essex, on October 15.

Mr Alpergin, 43, regularly DJed at Laz Camden, a Turkish restaurant in Camden Town.

Epping Forest Guardian: Three people have been chargedThree people have been charged (Image: Met Police)

Since news broke of his death, fans and friends have been sharing tributes to the DJ, who had connections with celebrities such as rapper P Diddy and internet sensation ‘Salt Bae’, whose real name is Nusr-Et.

A GoFundMe page has launched by Mr Alpergin’s family and friends after messages of respect were widely spread online.


It reads: “Koray was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. A much-loved member of his family, a special friend to all and a huge member of the community with the biggest heart.

“Koray always thought of everyone, he was kind and caring and always supported those around him. He was such a light in the community, loved by his family, treasured by his friends and he lived his life to the fullest.”

Epping Forest Guardian: Koray Alpergin was a popular Turkish DJKoray Alpergin was a popular Turkish DJ (Image: Instagram)

It is understood that Mr Alpergin attended White Hart Lane in Wood Green before his career led him to DJing around the world.

Among friends sharing messages on social media, Sul Tan wrote: “For whatever reason, no one has the right to take another’s life.

“You’ve always been there for me and so many people. Such a bubbly, friendly soul who didn’t deserve this. We need justice. You will always be in our hearts.”

Another, Matt Dede, wrote: “You lived life how it was meant to be lived. Smiles, love, laughter and fun. And that’s how I’ll always remember you.”

Nedret Husseyin, an international singer from Hackney, has also credited the DJ for launching her music career.

A post-mortem found Mr Alpergin died from severe trauma. More tests are taking place.

Erdogan Ulcay, 55, of Oakeshott Avenue, Highgate; Ali Kavak, 25, of De Quincey Road in Tottenham; and a 17-year-old boy. have been charged with murdering the DJ as well as kidnapping a 33-year-old woman, reported to be Mr Alpergin's girlfriend.

A fourth man, aged 55, was arrested and bailed until mid-November pending further enquiries.

The three people charged are next due at Old Bailey on January 6.

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