Guru Josh, rave DJ, dies aged 51

Guru Josh emerged on the British music scene following the post acid house, a portion of house music that developed in Chicago in the middle of the 1980s, and become famous through his single hit "Infinity". The Dj's manager found him that Sunday morning, at a later time, in his home dead.

One report claims the DJ committed suicide, but thus far that is unconfirmed.

The rave pioneer, whose real name was Paul Walden and was best known for his 1990 hit "Infinity", died in Ibiza on Monday (December 28). "Infinity" topped the charts in Spain and reached as high as the number two spot in Germany and the number five spot in the United Kingdom.

Tributes to Walden from friends, collaborators and current musicians who were influenced by his work have begun pouring in on social media.

A well-placed source is quoted as saying: 'He had troubles with his girlfriend, who walked out on him over Christmas.

Born in Jersey, Walden studied dentistry, before moving to London in the late 1980s, where he worked as a booking agent and played pub gigs with his band, Joshua Cries Wolf.

The musician's only ever album - also called Infinity - was released in 1990, peaking at number 41 in the United Kingdom charts.

He shifted to Ibiza after setting up his own business.

Culture Club singer Boy George tweeted: "Sorry to hear about the passing of "rave" ledge 'Guru Josh!".

While former BBC Radio One DJ Chris Moyles said: '3 completely different musical artists died today. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in ordinary life.

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