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Dubstep DJ Cookie Monsta has died aged 31

Dubstep DJ Cookie Monsta dead at 31: Musician’s record label reveals they are ‘devastated’ as they announce his tragic passing

DJ Cookie Monsta has died aged 31, his record label confirmed on Friday. 

Circus Records took to Twitter to announce the news to fans, revealing they were ‘devastated’ by the new of his tragic passing. 

The musician, whose real name was Tony Cook, was known tracks like Ruff and Blurgh; it has yet to be revealed how he died.

RIP: Dubstep DJ Cookie Monsta has died aged 31, the musician’s record label revealed on Friday they are ‘devastated’ as they announce his tragic passing

Releasing a statement, the record label wrote: ‘Our beloved Tony Cook (aka Cookie Monsta) has left us. We are devastated, no words can contain our feelings on such a day. 

‘All of our thoughts go to Tony’s family, friends and our heart especially goes out to Tony’s son Olly, the Mini Monsta. The world will miss you Cookie, we will miss you brother.’

In their poignant post, they added: ‘Out of respect for Tony’s family, we will hold off on commenting any further until deemed appropriate.’

Statement: Circus Records took to Twitter to announce the news to fans, revealing they were 'devastated' by the new of his tragic passing

 Statement: Circus Records took to Twitter to announce the news to fans, revealing they were ‘devastated’ by the new of his tragic passing

Tragic: The musician, whose real name was Tony Cook, was known tracks like Ruff and Blurgh; it has yet to be revealed how he died

Tragic: The musician, whose real name was Tony Cook, was known tracks like Ruff and Blurgh; it has yet to be revealed how he died

Cookie revealed he was struggling with his mental health in May 2019, as he said he was going to be cancelling his shows at the time to take a break and focus on himself and his mental well-being.

In a statement, he wrote: ‘For the past year I’ve been struggling with mental health issues, over the recent weeks and months this has become harder than ever.

‘I’ve not been online recently as I’ve been trying to work through my problems away from the glare of social media. 

‘Unfortunately I’ve not made as much progress as I’d hoped, so I’ve decided that I need to take a longer break from the scene. 

Struggles: Cookie revealed he was struggling with his mental health in May 2019, as he said he was going to be cancelling his shows at the time to take a break and focus on himself

Struggles: Cookie revealed he was struggling with his mental health in May 2019, as he said he was going to be cancelling his shows at the time to take a break and focus on himself

‘With a heavy heart, I have to tell you that I’ll not be performing at any of my forthcoming shows, including my appearances on the Circus 10 Years Tour. 

‘I will continue making and releasing music, beyond that I look forward to being back out to see you soon when I’m better. Cookie Monsta x’

Then in August 2019 the DJ told his fans he was in a ‘better place’ as he thanked them for their support during his mental health battle.

Grateful: Then in August 2019 the DJ told his fans he was in a 'better place' as he thanked them for their support during his mental health battle

Grateful: Then in August 2019 the DJ told his fans he was in a ‘better place’ as he thanked them for their support during his mental health battle

He wrote: ‘Hey everyone, I’ve spent the past few months taking time to heal, and I’m thankful for all the love and support many of you have shared with me. 

‘I feel like I’m in a better place and I’m excited to resume my career with more confidence and passion than ever before. 

‘More than ready to get back to action this upcoming week in NYC & Denver; see you soon – Cookie x’

Fans and fellow musicians took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the DJ, as they lamented his tragic loss.

Tributes: Fans and fellow musicians took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the DJ, as they lamented his tragic loss

Tributes: Fans and fellow musicians took to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to the DJ, as they lamented his tragic loss

One person wrote: ‘RIP ONE OF THE PIONEERS… TONY COOK aka COOKIE MONSTA- I had the pleasure of hanging with you holy ship. You had such an influence on me brother!! Sending love to the whole @circusrecords fam (sic).’

Another added: ‘I can’t believe what I’m hearing about Cookie Monsta, gutted isn’t the word. We just lost an absolute legend of a person.’

While one lamented: ‘Cookie Monsta was a genuinely lovely guy and the world is worse off without him. So sad to hear this.’

And another penned: ‘Damn… rip to the absolute legend cookie monsta, another reminder about how fragile life can be.’

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